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    Arizona's Pinal County announced its elections director was "no longer employed" after a calamitous primary election Tuesday that incensed leading Republicans. Recorder Virginia Ross will resign from her position to become the new election director "effective immediately" after David Frisk's dismissal following a myriad of election problems, including running out of ballots and possibly disenfranchising hundreds of voters, the county announced on Thursday. HOW PINAL COUNTY DERAILED ARIZONA'S PRIMARY NIGHT Top GOP officials, including Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, put out a joint statement Tuesday night condemning the "comprehensive failure" of the country's handling of the primary election and calling for Frisk to resign. Jeffrey McClure, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, said he and his colleagues were "deeply embarrassed and frustrated" by the chaotic primary election and vowed to restore trust. "As a Board, we are deeply embarrassed and frustrated by the mistakes that have been made in this primary election, and as such, we are taking immediate steps to ensure the November election...
    Mishaps in Arizona's Pinal County are fueling claims of election fraud already stoked by candidates peddling 2020 election denialism. Roughly 20 precincts in Arizona's third-most populous county reported ballot shortages, sending election officials scrambling to print more ballots and pleading with voters to wait for extended periods to cast their votes. Two days later, many races still have an estimated 15% to 20% of votes outstanding, and several races have yet to be called. PINAL COUNTY RESPONDS TO ARIZONA PRIMARY CHAOS: 'NOT REALLY QUITE CLEAR HOW THAT OCCURRED' "This is a comprehensive failure that disenfranchises Arizonans and exemplifies why Republican-led efforts for transparency at the ballot box are so important," Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Republican Party of Arizona Chairwoman Kelli Ward said after the Tuesday turmoil. As many as 750 voters in the county were affected by the ballot debacle, but it is not clear whether that stymied any voter from casting a ballot, according to Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer. Voters who attended polling places mired with ballot shortages were given...
    Officials from Pinal County, Arizona, said they aren't completely sure what went awry during the primary election Tuesday, when at least 20 precincts reported ballot shortages at polling locations, prompting the Republican Party to raise concerns. A scramble is underway to determine why precincts had not been given an adequate amount of ballots in advance of the election and are open to conducting an audit to get to the bottom of what went wrong, two county officials said during a press conference Wednesday. MEGHAN MCCAIN MOURNS ARIZONA GOING 'FULL BLOWN MAGA' FOLLOWING PRIMARY ELECTION "We opened the boxes, and there weren't enough ballots ... so we're not really quite clear how that occurred," said Jeffrey McClure, chairman of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors. During primary night, a number of voters were told their polling station ran out of ballots and were offered the opportunity to wait or come back at a later time after the county printed out more ballots. Officials said they are not sure how many voters were affected by the shortage and...
    In seven municipalities across Pinal County, voters received about 65,000 early ballots with errors related to city and town elections, and officials recently held a live meeting to discuss what voters should expect from new municipal-only ballots. “Effective now, impacted voters can go to their local voting site and they can pick up the municipal-only ballot, or if you are on the active early voter list, this will automatically be sent to your residence,” said Pinal County Attorney General Kent Volkmer in the meeting recorded by Fox News. “I cannot stress this enough. If you live in any of the seven impacted municipalities, you must fill out both of these ballots.” In the press conference, as well as a separate video discussing the matter, Volkmer showed the new ballot, which will have a sizeable orange strip across the top to distinguish it from the first ballot. Volkmer stated that the ballots finished printing on Friday, were sent in the mail on Saturday, and hand-delivered to voting sites on Monday. Previously, Pinal County held a Special Board of Supervisors meeting,...
    An Arizona man has been arrested for allegedly raping his roommate's six-year-old daughter after the young child was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. Jacob Sullivan, 26, was arrested by Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) on Monday and charged with three counts of sexual assault to a minor. The police were contacted by a Queen Creek urgent care clinic on December 14 after the child tested positive for an STD.   During the investigation, the girl told cops that Sullivan had sexually assaulted her while he lived with her and her father in their home in north Peoria, a suburb of Phoenix.  A warrant was issued for his arrest on December 20 and he was booked into the Pinal County Jail.  Sullivan was denied bail. His next appearance will be on Dec. 28 at 8:30am in Pinal County Superior Court. The Sheriff's office posted on Facebook a video of the moment Sullivan looked down at the floor as he was escorted by deputies inside the county jail.   Jacob Sullivan, 26, was arrested by Pinal County Sheriff's Office (PCSO) on Monday. He...
    A 26-year-old Arizona man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a 6-year-old, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.Jacob Sullivan was arrested Tuesday in Peoria, and booked into the Pinal County Jail the same day, according to a news release by PCSO. 26-year-old Jacob Sullivan was arrested by deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office after they say he sexually assaulted his roommate's 6-year-old child. (Pinal County Sheriff ) THOUSANDS OF YOUNG CONSERVATIVES ATTEND TURNING POINT USA CONFERENCE, SHARE OPTIMISM AHEAD OF 2022Officials say an investigation began Nov. 14, when deputies were contacted by a Queen Creek urgent care clinic after a 6-year-old child tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease.  During the investigation, the child disclosed her father's roommate, Sullivan, had sexually assaulted her.  UBER DRIVERS AIDING TRANSPORT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM BORDER TO US INTERIORA warrant was issued for Sullivan's arrest on Monday.  Sullivan lives in San Tan Valley, authorities say. He is now accused of multiple counts of sexual conduct of a minor. A bond of $103,343 has been set for Sullivan.CLICK HERE TO...
                        With the passing away of Rep. Frank Pratt (R-Casa Grande) and the resignation of Rep. Bret Roberts (R-Maricopa), the Pinal County Supervisors have chosen two new legislators to replace them. The five-member board chose them at a meeting on October 27. Teresa Martinez will replace Roberts representing LD 11, which is located between Phoenix and Tucson. She described herself to The Arizona Sun Times as “A pro-life, pro-gun, back the blue, protect our border, love America, protect our elections through election integrity conservative.” She said, “I am not going to trample on your freedom, but I don’t want you to trample on mine or anyone else’s.” Martinez is a former political director of the Arizona Republican Party and the director of coalitions and Hispanic outreach for Rep. Paul Gosar (R-04-AZ). She worked as a congressional liaison for former Rep. Rick Renzi, who held the CD4 seat prior to Gosar, and was a voting rights ambassador for former Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan. She is a member-at-large for...
    Fox and Friends‘ Ainsley Earhardt interviewed Arizona Sheriff Mark Lamb about his promise not to mandate vaccines, which she and Lamb claimed “went viral” with over 65,000 video views on Facebook. The video in question features Lamb delivering a dopey update to followers of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Facebook account, in which he promises to protect citizens’ rights to be infected by his deputies — yet somehow missed the golden opportunity to be a dude named “Lamb” calling other people “sheep.” Hey, folks, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb here. With the increase in private businesses and even government organizations talking about mandating the vaccine, I wanted to let you know that here at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, we do not mandate the vaccine. And as long as I’m your sheriff, we will never mandate the vaccine. We believe that your health choices are yours and yours alone. So whether you get the vaccine or don’t get the vaccine, that’s your private information here. We believe in America and freedom and we’re going to continue on with that. God...
                        In response to various business and governmental entities mandating the COVID-19 vaccine for employees, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told people in a video posted to Twitter that he would not be imposing a mandate for his workers. Gov. Doug Ducey issued an order on August 16 prohibiting local governments from issuing vaccine mandates. It is punishable by a class 3 misdemeanor or other legal action. Lamb said, “As long as I am your sheriff, we will never mandate the vaccine. We believe that your health choices are yours and yours alone. Whether you get the vaccine, or don’t get the vaccine, that’s your private information. Here, we believe in America and freedom and we’re going to continue on with that. God bless.” The City of Tucson issued a vaccine mandate for its employees on August 13. Tucson city employees had until August 24 to get it, otherwise face suspension without pay for five days, as well as possible “mandatory testing, restrictions on travel or eligibility for certain...
    The situation on the southern border of the United States is getting worse, according to the deputy sheriff in Pinal County, Arizona. Deputy Sheriff Matthew Thomas told Townhall what has been going on lately on the section of the border in his area, particularly in relation to the change in administration and its policies. The sheriff showed reporters recent footprints of people who had illegally crossed the border into the United States. He said they could have lost them for just a few hours. Pinal County is about a 90-minute drive from Mexico. Thomas said the crisis at the border had started to resurface in late 2020 because human and drug trafficking cartels expected Biden to have a « hands off » attitude regarding the border situation. « When [Trump] took over, we saw that this area here was completely dead. Nobody moved, nobody smuggled because [the cartels] He knew that Trump was going to get down here and they would be intercepted, so he stopped short, ”Thomas said. « It was a very slow trickle to get back to normal, but...
    The sister of an Arizona woman who was found severely dehydrated Sunday after vanishing a week earlier is urging the public to be patient, as her family still has "no details as to what happened yet."  Angelina Goodwin told Fox News that her 28-year-old sister, Jessica, is still in a hospital Tuesday recovering and responding to treatment.   "When Jess is released, she is going to need so much support. I made a GoFundMe account for her to help with bills and things when she gets out," Angelina Goodwin said. "Just asking for privacy for Jess as she recovers and heals from this terribly traumatic event."  Jessica Goodwin, 28, was found Sunday in critical condition, authorities say. (Pinal County Sheriff's Office) MISSING ARIZONA WOMAN WAS FOUND SEVERELY DEHYDRATED, POLICE REVEAL  Goodwin added that she is "just asking everyone to be patient because we have no details as to what happened yet."  Prior to her discovery Sunday, Jessica Goodwin -- a San Tan Valley resident -- was last heard from on Jan. 11.  "Jessica left under abnormal circumstances, having called off work and leaving her dog at home," the Pinal County...
    A WOMAN who vanished last week is fighting for her life after being found in a field. Jessica Goodwin, 28, had last been heard from when she called off work and her abandoned car was discovered on Thursday. 2Jessica Goodwin has been found alive but is in a critical conditionCredit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office Friends and family became concerned after they couldn’t contact the Arizona woman after cops say she disappeared "under abnormal circumstances” on January 11. But investigators were able to trace phone records to an area of land on the Gila River Indian Community in the Phoenix area. Detectives found her in the area around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday and she was airlifted to a local hospital, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. "This is the outcome we have all been hoping and praying for,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “I commend our Detectives and our Search and Rescue team for their commitment and attention to detail." 2Pinal County Sheriff's Office said her discovery was the outcome 'we had been praying for'Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office Her found abandoned with minor...
    An Arizona woman who vanished last week "under abnormal circumstances," was found alive Sunday, but is in critical condition, authorities say.  Jessica Goodwin, 28, was last heard from on Jan. 11, after she called off work. Investigators said they traced phone records to an area of land on the Gila River Indian Community in the Phoenix area. Detectives found Goodwin in the area around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. She was airlifted to a local hospital, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. 'I WAS RAPED, BEATEN AND TORTURED:' KIDNAP SURVIVOR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW ONLINE PREDATOR GAINED HER TRUST Jessica Goodwin, 28, was found Sunday in critical condition, authorities say (Pinal County Sheriff's Office) "This is the outcome we have all been hoping and praying for. I commend our Detectives and our Search and Rescue team for their commitment and attention to detail," said Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb. Goodwin's vehicle was found abandoned with minor damage near a car wash in Queen Creek on Thursday. Despite foul play not be suspected at the time, the sheriff's office on Friday said the "location and manner" in which the vehicle was...
    A driver in Arizona was busted with more than 450 pounds of marijuana in his car – just "a smidge over the legal limit" of one ounce that the recently passed Proposition 207 allows adults to carry, authorities said jokingly. Jesus Carmelo Juarez was stopped for speeding on Jan. 4 when deputies discovered 21 bundles of marijuana – weighing a total of 451 pounds – inside of his car, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said. CALIFORNIA K-9 SNIFFS OUT $300G IN SUSPECTED DRUG MONEY DURING TRAFFIC STOP "Dude, you can't have THAT much weed," Sheriff Mark Lamb said, according to a statement. Passed in November, Proposition 207 legalized recreational marijuana in the state for adults over 21 years old. However, it is still illegal to possess more than one ounce, the sheriff warned. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Juarez was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and transportation of marijuana, officials said. He was booked into the Pinal County jail.
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement participated in a multi-agency operation to "target sexual predators who attempted to lure underage children with the intent of engaging in sexual activity." After a "months-long proactive operation to combat child sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking" in Arizona's Pinal County, five men were arrested during the multi-day sting operation. The undercover operation, named "Operation Home Alone 2," involved local, state, and federal agencies, including ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Pinal Criminal Targeting Unit, Casa Grande Police Department, Maricopa Police Department, and the Pinal County Attorney's Office. "HSI, working alongside our law enforcement partners, is deeply committed to pursuing alleged predators lurking within our communities seeking to harm and exploit our most vulnerable population," Scott Brown, special agent in charge of HSI Phoenix, said. "This multi-agency effort epitomizes our ongoing mission in Arizona and is a testament to the men and woman who working these heinous cases law enforcement developed probable cause to charge five suspects. All suspects were booked into the Pinal County Jail." Five...
    Law enforcement in one Arizona county is teaching citizens how to protect themselves and show them "the reality of police work." The "Citizens Posse Program," announced last week by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, will deputize civilians who pass a four-hour class. “As Sheriff of Pinal County, I am given the authority to deputize civilians to assist in law enforcement," Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a video posted on social media on Thursday. "While we hope such an action is never required, we want to make sure those willing to step into the role are trained and ready.” While we never know what the future will hold, we want to be prepared to protect our families and communities. The new PCSO Citizens Posse program offers a training course designed to show residents the reality of police work.Click here for more info: https://t.co/X69f4HusFM pic.twitter.com/uDPxpkuY2u— Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (@PinalCSO) July 30, 2020 During the course, participants will learn “the basics of constitutional law, search and seizure, basic firearm safety, home safety, and the use of deadly force." He also touted that...
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