The Definition of a Republic:
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
Democracy vs. Republic. … In a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a “pure democracy,” the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority, which is us.
Popular vs. Electoral Vote: Losing the popular vote means securing less of the national popular vote than the person who received either a majority or a plurality of the vote. … The presidential elections of 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 produced an Electoral College winner who did not receive the most votes in the general election.
Many of the AZ’s Republican Legislators voted for the National Popular Vote, this includes my opponent Mr. Livingston in LD 22, who has clearly stated in a conversation at LD 22 on July 16,2018 when asked about my literature for attendees on his support for the National Popular Vote, PROP 123, EPCOR, that if that was all I had to run on no Problem.
His comment about no Problem hopefully will disturb anyone who reads this as it still demonstrates to me his total disregard for the system set up by our Founders to Protect all of us from Majority rule and would take from us the Republican Form of Government we’re guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4, please keep in mind that if this was Law we’d have had Lying Hillary for our President and if this would have happened what type of Nation would we all be living in today.
My Opponent has proven over the years to listen to a paid Lobbyist rather than the LD 22 PC’s who represent the people and do so freely, this to me along with other legislation are the reasons I’m opposing him in LD 22 Senate Race, and also oppose the re-election or election of any who voted for the National Popular Vote and hope you’ll all check the records of those who voted for it.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk
National Popular Vote Would Destroy Our Republic!
House Third Reading:
AZ House Bill Number: HB2456 / National Popular Vote; interstate agreement
Action Date: 2/4/2016 / Action: Passed
Member Short Name Vote Member Short Name Vote
ACKERLEY Y LARKIN Y
ALLEN J X Y LAWRENCE / Sponsor N LD 23
ALSTON Y LEACH Y
ANDRADE Y LIVINGSTON / Sponsor Y LD 22
BARTON N LOVAS N
BENALLY Y MACH Y
BOLDING NV MCCUNE DAVIS Y
BORRELLI X Y MENDEZ Y
BOWERS N MESNARD / House Leader Y
BOYER Y LD 20 MEYER Y
BROPHY MCGEE N MITCHELL N
CAMPBELL Y MONTENEGRO Y LD 13
CARDENAS N NORGAARD N
CARTER N OLSON N
CLARK Y OTONDO Y
COBB Y PETERSEN N
COLEMAN Y PLUMLEE Y
ESPINOZA Y PRATT X Y
FANN N RIOS Y
FARNSWORTH E N RIVERO / Sponsor NV LD 21
FERNANDEZ Y ROBSON Y
FINCHEM X Y SALDATE Y
FRIESE Y SHOPE Y
GABALDÓN Y STEVENS Y
GONZALES NV THORPE X Y
GOWAN Y TOWNSEND / Whip NV / Sponsor
GRAY X Y LD 21 UGENTI-RITA N
HALE Y VELASQUEZ Y
KERN X Y LD 20 WENINGER N
KOPEC Y WHEELER N
Ayes: 40 Nays: 16 Not Voting: 4
The bill was tabled in the Senate by then Sen. Biggs as he knew it would pass, because the following GOP Senators Sponsored the Bill: Prime Signor Shooter, Prime Sponsors; Barto and Dial, Co Sponsors Sylvia Allen, Judy Burgess and Kimberly Yee now running for the AZ State Treasurer, plus other GOP signers total support 20 Sponsors & Votes, enough to pass and override a Veto, which is why it was tabled by Sen. Biggs or the GOP would have passed it, seems Paid Lobbyists have more Loyalty than the US Constitution they took and Oath to or AZ Voters they’re suppose to Serve. .
lawLink;https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview?billnumber=SB1218&Sessionid=115 You can’t always trust some who say they’re conservatives, Rep. Livingston Sponsored & voted for the National Popular Vote, so who does he really serve? Livingston also pushed Prop 123, does this make him a Conservatives? My answer is NO…., and the Candidates who supported and voted 4 the National Popular Vote shouldn’t be Re-Elected to any office to give them a 2nd chance at passing this Bad Socialist Bill.
AZ Democrats Plan to Win AZ US Senate & CD 8
The Democrats did much better than they ever imagined in the CD 8’s Special Election in April, and will now move forward with a plan to win the AZ US Senate Seat and CD 8 plus some AZ Statewide and LD Seats as well and have an Extra Special Plan to do so.
Here are some numbers from the Special CD 8 Election that show us just how close we came to losing CD 8 to the Democrats in April of 18.
CD 8 comprised of 9 LDs including 1, 4, 13, 15, 20, 21, 22, 29 and 30, and 142 Precincts with 455,066 Registered Voters with an average age of 43.
Mail in Ballots:
48.5% Cast by Republicans
27.7% Cast by Democrats
23.8% Cast by All Others = 51.5% Demonstrating Republicans needed others to win, and we also lost some Republican Votes to the Democrats and I was told this by some personally while gathering signatures for my LD 22 Senate Race and didn’t sign telling me I’m to Conservative for them.
Voter Turn Out:
40.19% General Election Turnout
25.62% Primary Election Turnout
CD 8 Special General Election Results
Republican D. Lesko 96,012 Votes = 52.4%
Democrat H. Tipirneni 87,331 Votes = 47.6% = 4.8 %,
so 96,012 – 87,331 = 8,681 by 2 = 4,341 votes flipped + 1 we lose, and they plan for a higher turnout due to their Extra Special Issue.
Much smaller margin than Normal so as all can see without the Votes of Non Republicans we would have Lost.
The GOP has a 17.5% Registered Voter Advantage and only won by 4.8%, so a shift of 2.4% and we lose in CD 8 to the Democrats and as we all know you don’t win the State without CD 8, which could very well lead to Our US Senate Seat also going to the Democrats plus other Statewide and Legislative Seats.
Let’s Examine Just Who We Are in CD 8?
LD 22 has more registered voters than 12 of the State’s 15 Counties.
LD 22 also has more Registered Republicans than all AZ Counties, with the exceptions of Maricopa and Pima.
Out of the 30 LDs in AZ: LD 22 is the Third Largest in Voter Population.
LD 22 has the Fourth Largest Republican Voter Total.
Here’s Some Good News for LD 22
LD 22 turned out 15,000 more votes for Lesko than the next closest LD, and if we hadn’t the end result would have been much different.
LD 22 Republicans won by 6,704 votes or a 9.8 point spread, however please keep in mind that LD 22 represents 40% of GOP in CD 8, so still short of projections.
LD 21 Republicans won by 228 votes or a .4 point spread and it represents 30% of the GOP in CD 8, weak performance.
LD 13 Republicans won by 892 or a 1 point spread and they represent 10% of the Republicans in CD 8 weak again.
LD 20 Lost by 948 votes or by a 6.6 point spread, they along with the remaining LDs 1, 4, 15, 29 and 30 represent the remaining 20% of CD 8 Republican Voters.
Here’s the BAD NEWS
6 of LD 22 Precincts went to the Democrats and Lesko’s 2018 Point spread was only 9.8 over the Democrats.
President Trump’s Point Spread in LD 22 over Lying Hillary was 28, so LD 22 Lost 18.2 between 2016 & 2018, and this is a dangerous sign when you factor in the Extra Special Issue the Democrats are going to have to Generate more Votes in the 2018 General, that more than likely will Drive Up Democrat Voter Turnout and even cause some of the Left Wing GOP to vote 4 them.
God Bless You All; Clair VAN Steenwyk