It isn’t enough for Senator Russell Pearce to refer to us as “Wetbacks” when he proudly stated he welcomed “Operation Wetback.” It is not enough for the
These people used Olivia (a Latina) knowing full well she had no idea on how to run a political campaign.
I repeat: They USED her! They disrespected her!
And they think we are going to forget this? While I am livid that Olivia allowed them to do this to her due to her low political education (she admitted this in the courtroom)…..I am more upset with Russell Pearce, the Tea Party, Greg Western, Shane Wikfors and etc., for abusing my fellow Latina sister.
It doesn’t stop with Olivia Cortes. Now they want to pull votes away from Latino Democrats and Indepedents as they continue to underestimate the intelligence of Latino voters. We have learned that the Pearce supporters have a robocall targeting Latinos because they want to trick us into throwing our votes away in Legislative District 18 (or primarily Mesa, Arizona).
Pearce has been on the dole his entire life, and his supporters have sunk to worst of the worst in frauding Latinos during an election cycle. We have heard a lot of claims about outside influences in this election from the Pearce campaign. The Lewis campaign learned about yet another one of these groups today while talking with voters.
Mesa’s Hispanic Democratic and Independent voters were called this Saturday and encouraged to vote for a write in candidate because Pearce and Lewis were both Republicans. Who was this anti-Republican group trying to suppress votes? None other than Tea Party Leader, Republican activist, and Pearce confidant Ronald Ludders. See attached voicemail.
Some things to consider:1) This message was intended to sound like it is from Democrats (“both candidates for state senator are republicans”)
2) The speaker has an accent designed to mislead-take a guess as to who this is target at…hispanic democrats.
3) It tries to play down the sham candidate Ms.. Cortes, by attempting to make her a victim (“the only other candidate, Ms. Cortes, was forced to withdraw”). Of course, this is not true. Olivia took herself out of the race.
4) A write-in candidate must still file with the state as a candidate. Simply writing a person’s name on the ballot does not give them a vote, unless they have filed with the state as a write-in candidate.