Arizona Maricopa County citizens file and announce suit to block illegal recall effort to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(Phoenix, Arizona). On March 21, 2013, the Citizens to Protect Fair Election Results (CPFER) will hold a press conference with their legal counsel, Larry Klayman, to announce the filing of a complaint in the Superior Court of Arizona (Maricopa County) to block the illegal recall effort by an ultra left wing pro-illegal immigrant group which, ironically, calls itself Respect Arizona.
As alleged in the complaint www.cpfer.com
, this recall effort is barred by the Arizona Constitution, as it is untimely, six months not having run since the election and swearing in of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and is also in violation of the due process and equal protection clauses of both the Arizona and U.S. Constitutions, as it seeks to nullify the legitimate votes of the majority of citizens who handily reelected the sheriff last November 6, 2012. This illegal recall effort is also alleged to constitute an abuse of process, wasting taxpayer resources.
The complaint seeks a declaratory ruling that any signatures thus far obtained by Respect Arizona are null and void and seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief shutting down the recall effort.
States attorney Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch but representing the voters of Maricopa County in his private capacity in this case, "There are no valid legal or factual reasons to initiate a recall of Sheriff Arpaio, and this effort by ultra leftist pro illegal immigrant vigilantes is simply an illegal effort to harass and prevent the sheriff from carrying out the important duties the people of Maricopa County elected him to do. My clients, the voters who reelected Sheriff Joe, will not stand by and see the electoral system of Arizona perverted for partisan purposes, at great taxpayer expense."
A copy of the complaint will be available at the press conference and questions will be taken from the media. Contact Larry Klayman, ESQ 855-9-CITIZEN