Scott Lopez 
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Re: “CD2 Update: McSally Claims Victory, Team Barber Says Not So Fast

Well said, Moderate McSally Supporter. Apparently Team Barber hasn't read the Pima County Recorder's breakdown of the rejected provisional ballots, because every *lawful* vote has, in fact, been counted and Southern Arizona was heard loud and clear. Shame on the 52 individuals that thought they could vote twice (once by mail-in and once in person) and get away with it; I sincerely hope that the Pima County Attorney holds them accountable. Thank you so much for the link!

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Posted by Scott Lopez on 11/14/2014 at 5:08 PM

Re: “CD2 Update: McSally Leads Barber by 133 Votes; Team Barber Considers Legal Action Over Disqualified Ballots

Yes, I'm sure that if I Google "Republican voter suppression" I will get plenty of hits. I'll bet the top hit is straight from the Huffington Post! The problem with your assertion is that there is really no clear definition of "voter suppression" as it applies to modern-day elections (at least that both parties can agree on). It's simply a partisan buzzword that Democrats like to throw around in order to support their narrative that, simply by asking potential voters to show a driver's license to prove their identity (or other easily obtainable forms of identification), Republicans are keeping minorities, the elderly, and the poor out of the ballot box. Frankly, it's a ridiculous and completely false allegation that is tirelessly repeated by the left.

If you happen to see a report where a group of white people with baseball bats were hanging around a designated polling place, be sure to let me know. Don't worry, I won't wait up. In any case, I was referring specifically to the midterm elections. No major network, newspaper, or other media source has come forward with any reports of alleged "suppression," either in Arizona or the US as a whole.

Who said anything about a tidal wave of illegals? Surely you don't deny that "undocumented migrants" do try, and often succeed, to fraudulently vote in US elections. I was referring to the few hundred votes that were thrown out in this particular race, and I'm sure many were ruled invalid for myriad other reasons. Or do you believe that the Pima County Recorder's Office is just racist and guilty of "voter suppression" themselves?

No wait, it wasn't "voter suppression" or illegals at all! It was DARK money! I'm going to go back under the rock the other half of the country lives under now, but it was nice chatting with you!

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Posted by Scott Lopez on 11/12/2014 at 2:59 PM

Re: “CD2 Update: McSally Leads Barber by 133 Votes; Team Barber Considers Legal Action Over Disqualified Ballots

Skinnyman, I'm not sure which election you were watching last Tuesday, because it sure as hell wasn't the same one I saw. There's absolutely no logic to anything that you said. McSally was justifiably concerned that some of the provisional ballots were invalid, which could be due to a number of reasons. I know you guys on the left think all Republicans simply hate Mexicans and illegal immigrants, but the reality—like it or not—is that this state has very real issues regarding fraudulent voting by non-citizens, and challenging said votes doesn't make McSally a racist.

However, Barber's threat of legal action should he lose the recount is just bad sportsmanship, plain and simple. This garbage about making sure "every valid vote counts" (the key word being *valid*) is a straw man argument intended to stir up the liberal base and convince uninformed Hispanic voters that McSally and Republicans are trying to suppress their votes out of hate, spite, etc. And I'm sorry, but your argument that Republicans "have gone to great lengths in many states around the country to suppress" votes simply doesn't hold water. I watched carefully for any reports of "voter suppression" and—aside from a report alleging that La Raza was telling illegals where they could go to vote (illegally)—there was absolutely nothing of significance reported by ANY news source.

The truth of the matter is that Barber originally won his seat largely as a result of the "sympathy vote" in the wake of the Tucson shooting that left Gabby Giffords seriously injured. Even though southern Arizona tends to lean to the left, CD2 has traditionally been a pretty competitive seat, and it was an extremely close race the last time these two butted heads as well. The peoples' dissatisfaction with the direction of the country under Democrat leadership, as well as an excellent turnout for Republicans, both contributed to this slim margin of victory for McSally.

Let's drop the left-wing talking points and stick to reality. Barber lost, McSally won. End of story. But hey, if Barber wants to waste everyone's time and money attempting to litigate his way into office, it's his funeral.

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Posted by Scott Lopez on 11/12/2014 at 11:43 AM

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