Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr. (D-Mesa) Mesa 031 Precinct Committeeman 519 North Lesueur Street Mesa, Arizona 85203 (480) 255-2777 September 22, 2011
Ms. Amy Bjelland Election Service Director State of Arizona Office of the Secretary of State Capitol Executive Tower, 7th Floor 1700 West Washington Street Phoenix, AZ 850072888
Dear Ms. Bjelland:
This letter is a follow up to my correspondence dated September 19, 2011 in reference to a request to an investigation into Olivia Cortes’ campaign and those of her supporters the East Valley Tea Party, Citizens against the Pearce Recall , Greg Western, Matt Tolman, Pat Oldroyd and others for elections fraud and possible other crimes related to the recall election.
This afternoon I telephoned your office to follow up with this request only to be told that a Director will call me back. That did not happen today, nor has a letter from your office been sent to me accepting receipt of the last letter. That concerns me very much.
As you are aware this recall has a lot at stake and this is the reason I chose to bring attention to the sham candidacy of Olivia Cortes. It has been brought to my attention this evening that members of the Pearce family were involved in passing out petitions of Ms. Cortes’ behalf despite Mr. Pearce’s denials of knowledge. I question these actions and it further confirms that Ms. Cortes is a sham candidate. The upsetting thing about this issue is that those who support Mr. Pearce are flaunting their fraudulent activity during open forums such as the Legislative District 19 meeting held late last week. Yet deny it in public to the media.
It is imperative that your office maintain a sense of security to ensure that our elections system cannot and will not be taken advantage of by those who are unscrupulous and unethical.
Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr. (D-Mesa) Mesa 031 Precinct Committeeman 519 North Lesueur Street Mesa, Arizona 85203 (480) 255-2777
Thank you for your time.
Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr. (DMesa) Mesa 031 Precinct Committeeman