Friday, November 09, 2012

Campbell asks for bipartisan investigation of Arizona election process

Campbell asks for bipartisan investigation of Arizona election process


STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Today House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 14), reached out to Republican and Democratic leaders in Arizona to ask that they join him in calling for a bipartisan investigation of the 2012 general election.
Campbell asked for the creation of a bipartisan, legislative study committee to identify the issues that plagued the most recent election. Additionally, Campbell suggested that the committee find solutions to any problems identified during the course of the investigation.

Campbell wrote:

“In light of the hundreds of thousands of ballots that have yet to be counted, the apparent increase in the number of provisional ballots this election year, and the statewide irregularities that have been reported by voters, I am calling on Arizona’s leaders to conduct a bipartisan investigation of the 2012 general election. We must determine the cause of the problems and identify ways to correct them before the next election.

Arizonans are counting on us to ensure that the voting process is protected. I look forward to working with you to establish the election study committee and improving this process.”

Campbell addressed the letter to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Paulden (District 1), newly elected Senate President Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert (District 22) and newly elected Senate Minority Leader Leah Landrum Taylor, D-Phoenix (District 16).



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