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A Republican Monitor 'Watched in Amazement' as This Apparently Happened — but 'There's No Investigation\


"...vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug" with "no respect for our laws."

A Maricopa County, Arizona election official told TheBlaze "there's no investigation" into what one GOP election monitor says was a man stuffing a ballot box.

A.J. LaFaro, chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party, recounted what he says happened Aug. 25 as he was assisting with early ballot processing for the Aug. 26 primary election cycle:

“A person wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt dropped a large box of hundreds of early ballots on the table and started stuffing the ballot box as I watched in amazement," Arizona Daily Independent reported.

But Yvonne Reed, spokeswoman for the Maricopa County Elections Department, said the event which occurred at an “operations center" isn't being investigated.

"No, there’s no investigation. There's nothing wrong with that," Reed told TheBlaze. “People can bring in someone else’s ballot if those people are willing to trust that individual. There’s no law against bringing in ballots and placing them in the receptacle for early ballots," she said.

LaFaro said he submitted a public information request to obtain surveillance video from the operations center on Aug. 25, between 12:30 and 1:30:

TheBlaze also previously reported that it was between 12:54 and 1:04 that LaFaro said he was seated at one of the cubicles, heard a loud thud and turned around to see the man who he claims was stuffing “hundreds” of ballots into the ballot box.

LaFaro said he would have followed the man to his car to get his tag number but “feared for [his] life.”

He described the man as a “vulgar, disrespectful, violent thug” with “no respect for our laws.”

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