Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box That Left Republican Monitor Stunned

Surveillance video allegedly captures man stuffing "hundreds" of ballots into a ballot box in Maricopa County, Arizona, Aug. 25, 2014. (Image source: YouTube)TheBlaze – by Jon Street

An Arizona county party official said he saw a man stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box and later told a local news outlet the entire incident was caught on surveillance video.

“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement,” said A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.  

The Maricopa County GOP chairman provided the Arizona Daily Independent with the following account of what happened during the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:

Guy: “What’s your problem?”

LaFaro: “I don’t have a problem.”

Guy: “Stop watching me. You’re annoying me.”

LaFaro: “One of your ballots isn’t sealed.”

Guy: “It’s none of your business. What’s your name?”

LaFaro: “I’m the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. What’s yours?”

Guy: “Go f*** yourself. I don’t have to tell you who I am.”

LaFaro said he later submitted a public information request and obtained this surveillance video from 12:30- 1:30 on Aug. 25 (audio unavailable):

LaFaro said it all happened as he was working with the elections staff during early ballots processing. The team in charge of processing the ballots got “way ahead” so the information systems coordinator convened an extended lunch period from 11:30- 1:00 p.m.

It was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was caught on tape stuffing “hundreds” of ballots. LaFaro described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.” He said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”

“America used to be a nation of laws where one person had one vote,” LaFaro said, the Daily Independent reported. ”I’m sad to say not anymore.”

On its website, Citizens for a Better Arizona says it is an “outgrowth of the grassroots movement that led to the historic recall of former [Republican] President of the Senate Russell Pearce.” The group is ”committed to improving the quality of life of all Arizonans – better schools, better health care, better jobs, better government and a better, more civil tone of respect and decency.”

TheBlaze has attempted to contact Maricopa County officials to find out whether any investigation is ongoing. Such attempts have been unsuccessful as of the time this story was last updated.

(H/T: Arizona Daily Independent)

4 thoughts on “Surveillance Video Apparently Catches Guy Doing Something at the Ballot Box That Left Republican Monitor Stunned

  1. I don’t believe that “an Arizona county party official” would be surprised by this, and is probably a ballot-box stuffer himself.

    If they’re publicly undermining confidence in the voting system (with more news stories similar to this one), it may be preparing the population for the announcement stating “you’re no longer required to vote. The bi-partisan party has everything figured out for you”.

  2. solution

    none of the votes cast between those hours on that day, in that box are any good.
    lock that box down and remove it from the scene

    open it with supervision , and clean it all out and start over , completely ignoring any votes in that box, other than to find out what was written on the ballots and if they were votes, from who..and who for .. than follow that lead .. much do i get paid for my services?

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