Arizona Has Identified a New Growth Industry: Ratf*cking Tourism – Esquire.com

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What’s the latest from the ongoing extended farce in Arizona, which, by all available evidence, ought to be wrapping up some time in the middle of the second Malia Obama administration? Well, along with the Grand Canyon and Alice Cooper’s sports bar, the state has found another destination gold mine: Ratfcking Tourism. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Six GOP lawmakers and one legislative staff member requested permission this week to take a trip to Phoenix on Friday and return Saturday to observe the review of ballots in Maricopa County, meet with lawmakers and talk to vendors who facilitated the review. “The point of the trip is to observe a large-scale recounting process using volunteers and contracted vendors to determine ballot integrity and possible reconstruction of the Dominion machine programming,” Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, said in a Wednesday letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester seeking approval for the trip. Vos approved the request, according to a spokeswoman. Brandtjen said the trip will be paid for by a group called Voices and Votes, self-described as an organization aimed at “protecting free speech from cancel culture.”

Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-West Point, called the lawmakers “paranoid nuts” for taking the trip. “They are feeding into the biggest lie this country has ever seen … I hope they bring their tinfoil hats,” he said Thursday.

As the Republic informs us, this Voices and Votes outfit is run by a woman named Christina Bobb, who is also a host on the One America Network. The Republic deftly points out that One America “isn’t a news organization but calls itself that.” Very well played. The Republic is also helpfully keeping a list of all the ratfcking tourists who come to call. Find your friends! And your disgraced former governors!

The Wisconsin delegation was joined by former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who resigned in 2018 after he was accused of blackmailing a woman with whom he was having an affair. He is now running for U.S. Senate. [Ed. Note: Punchline!] During his visit to Phoenix, Greitens acted as a correspondent for Real America’s Voices and interviewed Arizona state Sens. Sonny Borrelli and Wendy Rogers about the audit.

Thank you for bringing up state Senator Wendy Rogers, Republic, because she got on the electric Twitter machine and threatened the Attorney General of the United States.

You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison. Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is one of the most corrupt institutions in the USA.

The free state of Arizona will not tolerate this federal meddling.

You better not pout, I’m telling you why, Supremacy Clause is coming to town.

Charles P Pierce is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America, and has been a working journalist since 1976.

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