The Russell Pearce Recall and special elections takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Vote Jerry Lewis — the Republican who can repair Arizona’s bad image that Pearce created.
To find out where to vote if you live in Legislative District 18, please visit the Maricopa County Elections Polling Place Locator linked below.
Russell Pearce supporters are desperate! Here is their last ditch effort to take advantage of Latinos:
MESA, AZ – A robocall instructing Mesa voters to “protest” the Russell Pearce/Jerry Lewis Senate election has many Latinos claiming “voter deception”.
Days before the re-election vote for Arizona Senate President Pearce, Latino families living in Mesa’s 18th legislative district tell ABC15 prerecorded audio messages are calling their phones. A man with a Spanish accent says:
“Voters beware. If you plan to vote this Tuesday, you should know that both candidates for State Senator, Russell Pearce and Jerry Lewis, are Republicans. The only other candidate, Olivia Cortez was forced to withdraw last month. You can protest this one-sided election by writing in your own candidate.”
Critics say the message is targeting Latino voters to convince them not to vote for Jerry Lewis, since most would not vote for Pearce anyway.
The message rang to the phones of Gloria Chavez’s family. They say they’re strongly against Senate President Russell Pearce and his tough stance on immigration.
“Besides the fact that it’s infuriating and offensive, as an American myself, just because my last name is Chavez does not mean that I don’t know how to vote, or who to vote, or that I’m not informed,” Gloria Chavez said.
Chavez fears that if other Latino families listen to the call, it will take many votes away from Lewis and give Pearce an advantage.
“You’re purposefully trying to mislead voters, and that should be illegal,” Chavez said.
The man behind the robocall message is Ron Ludders. He is a member of the Tea Party and a committed supporter of Pearce according to Pearce’s own website.