BY LINDA BENTLEY | JUNE 15, 2011
The Political Action Committee Citizens for a Better Arizona needed 7,756 signatures and turned in close to 17,000.
According to county election officials on Wednesday morning, 8,239 signatures were verified, although the results were still unofficial.
Recall elections require the election department to verify every signature.
Anyone who wants to see just how rampant voter registration fraud is in Arizona might want to consider checking the validity of signatures on those recall petitions.
Besides the normal findings of people signing who are not registered or registered in another district, there were some who signed who could not correctly spell their own name. That’s generally a red flag that something is amiss.
One man signed and printed his last name “Peterson” quite legibly. Due to Peterson being somewhat of a common name, it made more sense to look him up by address.
However, the address revealed the registration of a man whose last name was spelled “Pederson.”
Then there was the signature of a woman whose first name is Benita, living at 956 S. MacDonald.
Searching by address revealed three active voter registrations, one of which is on the permanent early voting list, for a woman with the first name Benita and a birth date in March 1968, under three different last names at the same single family residence.