Conservative McSally Now Trailing Democrat by 512 Votes

Conservative hopeful Martha McSally now trails socialist Ron Barber by 512 votes in the Southern Arizona race for the U.S. House of Representatives. McSally led by a small margin on election night last Tuesday, but as the state vote counting continues, she has lost her lead.

The difference is now 134,860 to 134, 348, Barber.

There are still 80,000 more votes to be counted in Pima County, the most populous portion of Congressional District 2.

Barber is a former aide to Gabby Giffords, the congresswoman who retired after being shot by Jared Loughner. In a special election in June to replace Cong. Giffords, Barber narrowly defeated Republican Jesse Kelly.

Stay tuned as we follow this race, hoping for a conservative victory.


Update on Arizona Vote Counting

Secretary Bennett has announced that as of Monday afternoon, there are an estimated 342,936 early andprovisional ballots statewide that are yet to be processed and counted.

A state canvass to certify official election results for federal, statewide and legislative races is scheduled for Dec. 3.

Voters who cast a “conditional provisional” ballot (individuals had insufficient identification when they went to vote at a polling place) have five business days, or until the end of Wednesday,Nov. 14, to return to their county elections office with proper ID.

County Uncounted early ballots Provisional ballots yet to be verified Status Updated?
Apache 0 40 YES
Cochise 6,795 2,326 YES
Coconino 205 5,300 YES
Gila 2,134 1,285 No
Graham 0 462 No
Greenlee 0 2 No
La Paz 395 415 No
Maricopa 93,000 122,000 YES
Mohave 2,680 4,228 No
Navajo 0 2,285 YES
Pima 54,541 26,194 No
Pinal 0 1,271 YES
Santa Cruz 0 0 No
Yavapai 4,700 3,000 No
Yuma 7,439 2,239 No
Ballots to be counted totals 171,889 171,047

Arizonans Petitioning for Secession

Folks, there won’t be any states seceding from the Union. There are just too many federal entanglements in each state for any one state to break free. Nonetheless, the thought of Arizona breaking free from the judicial tyranny of the Ninth Circus in San Francisco is very appealing. Here’s the latest on secession from World Net Daily.

Since WND first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in over 20 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.

Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond.

And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 25,000.

The White House’s We the People website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration. The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.

Joining Louisiana now are Arizona, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.

The Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for  many of the new states, reads as follows: “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”

It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: ‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”

The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence: “‘Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.’”