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Public comments to the Independent Redistricting Commission Needed ASAP


If you have not yet commented to the Independent Redistricting Commission, please do so ASAP. the comment site is:
Here is the link to the IRC Comment box. Please Take 5 Minutes to Comment
Hurry! The Commission meets Sunday afternoon December 19th.
Please understand the Commission, on Friday, shifted from being an independent Commission to be very political and catering to outside interests.
PLEASE take 5 minutes to comment and support map 12.1.1. See below for tips on how to comment.




Hear Gila County GOP Chairman’s Radio Report on KMOG 1420 AM Mondays at 9 am.  Call in if you have any questions before Gary and Andy take the mic at 9.


Prominent Gila County Republican Passes



AZ State Senate Launches Arizonans for Voter ID Act – VOTER ID REQUIRED No Matter How, When, Where Ballot Is Cast

CALL These Arizona Senators and tell them to vote NO to the proposed ‘Freedom to Vote’ Act!

SENATOR SINAMA – 202-224-4521

SENATOR KELLY – 202-224-2235

The Gila County Republican Party calls it ”THE VOTER FRAUD APPROVAL ACT”


8 Ways That S-1/HR-1 ‘For the People Act’ Imperils Free and Fair Elections





The winner of the Gila County Republican Committee’s gun raffle was Steve Christensen, of Star Valley, Arizona. The winning ticket was pulled at the Committees Precinct Committeemen meeting on July 10. Christensen won a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm SHIELD semi-automatic pistol. Photo: Christensen (Right) is shown with Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris (Left).


The Committee has another M&P pistol under raffle. For information or tickets, call 928-476-1040.


Here is the letter from Chairman Morris urging adoption of a resolution for Gila County to join the many other counties to enforce the 2nd Amendment protecting the right of self-defense by bearing arms.

DOWNLOAD your copy by clicking HERE


The Gila County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Luncheon Saturday March 20th   highlighting “Election Integrity” was a hugh success to a sell-out crowd. Arizona Senate President Karen Fann gave up-to-the-minute progress on the state GOP efforts prosecute election law violations.

Our mission: To promote Republican values and support Republican candidates.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”–Edmund Burke

Search “STOP THE STEAL” for more election fraud information.


As many of us know, there are serious concerns about voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential elections, as well as some “down ballot” (for U.S. Senate, etc.) elections. President Trump has initiated numerous lawsuits in multiple states claiming different levels and types of voter fraud episodes.

The Gila County Republican Committee supports the President’s legal right to challenge what appears to be widespread fraud. If you desire to support President Trump’s legal effort and costs, go to:


Gila County Republican Committee Resolution on Selecting Arizona Electors


In Friday’s edition of the Roundup, the paper published an article titled Rim Country Lawmakers Seek to Overturn Certified Election Results authored by Pete Aleshire.

[Click here to read the entire article]

Several of the sentences in the article were complete fabrications and false statements which were intentionally designed to malign and damage the reputation of the Gila County Republican Party. Pete did not interview me for the article (which would seem to be good journalist practice for such a significant story). The words used cannot be found anywhere in the copy of the Gila County Republican Party’s Resolution that was sent the Roundup on December 8th nor anyplace on Republican Party’s website.

Gila County Republican Party Chairman Gary Morris wrote a complaint letter to the Roundup newspaper.

[Click here to read the complaint letter to the Roundup and Pete Aleshire’s response at the end.]

Please note the yellow highlighted paragraphs in the article where Pete creates falsehoods.

Gary Morris, Chairman, Gila County Republican Party

Payson Roundup Response:

A reporting error in a story about efforts to challenge the election mistakenly attributed remarks by “Friendly Farmer” writing for COMMONSENSE to a resolution by the Gila County Republican Party.  The party did adopt a resolution calling for the legislature to pick presidential electors who support Donald Trump and investigate election irregularities. However, the Gila County Republican Party resolution did not assert “the stench of fraud surrounds our election” or harshly criticize Gov. Doug Ducey and the late Sen. John McCain as stated in the story. The error occurred when reporter Peter Aleshire mistakenly combined the two documents. The Roundup regrets the error.

The Gila County Republican Committee appreciates the Roundup newspapers public recognition of the papers error. The Committee is also pleased that the Roundup also published the correction in the newspaper on December 18th, page 2, bottom right

A Constitutional Roadmap for Conquering Election Fraud


Top Arizona Republicans Call for Forensic Audit of Dominion Voting Tech

Republican leaders in Arizona are calling for a forensic audit of the Dominion voting software and equipment in Maricopa County.

The call came in the form of a joint press release from Senate President Karen Fann and Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers, along with Senate Government Chair Michelle Ugenti-Rita and House Majority Leader Warren Petersen. CLICK BELOW:


Arizona Legislative Public Fact-finding Hearing 12-5-2020

On Monday November 30th, I was part of a Legislative Public Fact-finding Hearing on Election Integrity Panel called to hear testimony from many individuals concerning the November 3rd General Election.

Chairman was Representative Mark Finchem, Members included.  Representatives Nancy Barto, Kelly Townsend, Davie Cook, Brent Roberts, Leo Biasiucci.  Senators included; Sonny Borrelli, Dave Gowin, and myself.

It was held at the Hyatt Hotel, downtown Phoenix, at 9 am, and ended 7:45pm that evening. I am going to list highlights of the 10-hour long hearing from my notes.  Testimony was given concerning Maricopa and Pima Counties. MORE…

Stopping the Steal

More articles on how the 2020 General Election was STOLEN:

The Georgia Special Election for U.S. Senate

Unless President Trump prevails and retains the presidency, the Democrats will hold both branches of the Federal Government: The Presidency and the House of Representatives. If Democrats win the two Senate seats in the Georgia Special Election, they will have the majority in the U.S. Senate as well, and government will go out of control. The only way for Republicans to hold the line until the midterm elections in 2022 (where Republicans will also have a chance to gain control of the House), is to hold the majority in the U.S. Senate by electing the two Republican candidates in Georgia.

Since the loss in these U.S. Senate seats will negatively affect ALL Americans, including Arizonians, you can support these two Georgia Senate candidates by going to:  

President Trump’s Fraud Complaints

Illegal Altering of Election Law

The U.S. Constitution Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2, mandates that only a state legislature shall be responsible for establishing, or altering, election law – NOT governors, courts or others.

Yet, a number of governors, or secretaries of state, or their top election official, unilaterally, and illegally, changed election law by ordering mass ballot mailings, new voter registration deadlines and other ploys. This violates the U.S. Constitution, as well as state constitutions, which declare that only the legislatures in each state can change state election law.

Additionally, some state officials also illegally altered election law by extending the dates when the ballots must be tabulated – some as long as 14 days (thus allowing a voter to become aware of published voter counts before submitting their vote – which could alter the election outcome). In other cases, they illegally waiver requirements for signature validation.

These violations of election law appear to be the President’s strongest argument which should go to the U.S. Supreme Court. It should rule that the elections in those states that illegally altered election law are invalid and should order a special election and mandate all forms of pre-existing law and procedures shall be followed.

More Votes Than Registered Voters

In a large number of counties across the country, there are more votes than actual registered voters. What’s even more egregious is that when one considers that the typical voter turnout around the country ranged from 60 to 80 percent, it is even more apparent that there is clearly voter fraud.

Dead and Unregistered Voters

Data shows persons listed as deceased, along with unregistered, or illegal voters, also cast ballots throughout the country. These ballots should be thrown out.

Down Ballot Republican Candidates Got More Votes Than President Trump

In many areas across the country, where Joe Biden won, there are cases where “down ballot” Republican candidates received a greater number of votes than did President Trump. This widespread trend is very unusual, and statisticians say, this is nearly statistically impossible (that President Trump would get substantially fewer votes).

Late Arriving/Fraudulent Ballots

There are many cases of “missing” ballots suddenly popping up or arriving late in the ballot tabulation process. In one case, security video, as well as affidavits (affidavits reflect late arriving ballots at the dock–often in unauthorized containers) show these illegal containers contain fraudulent ballots at a number of ballot counting facilities.

In another case, 160,000 ballots popped up–only having a vote for Joe Biden (with no down ballot votes since there was no time for fraud teams to mark the whole ballot for other candidates).

In additional cases, election supervisors illegally shut down the ballot tabulation process in the middle of the night, for no apparent reason except to allow additional time for fraudulent ballots to be created and delivered. It’s statistically almost impossible for all 160,000 ballots in one location to only vote for a single candidate.

Refusal to Conduct Signature Cross Check

In a number of states, election officials illegally suspended legally mandated cross check of the signature on the ballot envelop with registration records to verify a legitimate voter. This must be done before the ballot is removed. Once the ballot is removed and processed there is no way to track, or remove, a secret but illegal ballot from the count. Where this illegal activity occurred, that election should be ruled invalid and a special election should be ordered.

Dominion Voting Machines

The Dominion voter machines are manufactured by a foreign company and have a troubled history of being easily hacked (manipulated). The state of Texas repeatedly refused to purchase these machines despite strong marketing efforts by this foreign company–and for good reason. Inaccuracies were discovered in a large number of counties on election day and during the count. From a homeland security perspective, why would any county election department purchase foreign manufactured voting machines with that vulnerability? But Maricopa County and other counties did!

Computer experts and mathematicians have demonstrated that the Dominion voter machines can be hacked and manipulated to strip votes, or change a percentage of votes from President Trump to Joe Biden. Further, the vote data was electronically transmitted out of the country to Barcelona, Spain, then on to Frankfurt, Germany, before arriving at a vote tabulation center in the U.S. This routing action reeks of hacking possibilities.

Attorneys for the company argue that the final count matched the number of ballots cast; but experts have demonstrated that algorithms could skim a single percent of a vote from a ballot cast and put it to another candidate.

All the Dominion machines should be immediately impounded by a court for a forensic analysis. The election certification by a secretary of state should be withheld until the analysis is completed, and authorized by a court.

Observers Denied Access to The Vote Count Process

In countless locations across the country, legally authorized Republican observers were illegally prevented from reasonable access to observe the counting process, including physical barriers blocking views and illegally increasing observation distances. In Philadelphia, the local sheriff refused a judge’s order to correct the observation violations of law.

The Court System

President Trump has lost some rulings in the lower courts. The reader must understand the legal process must first start in the lower courts and work its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to review and rule.

Loss of Voter Confidence

Recent polls reflect a nearly complete loss in confidence in clean and fair elections across the country.


In a recent poll, only 3 percent of Trump voters believe Biden won the election. In another poll, 63 percent believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.

The Future

Every voting system of integrity in every county should have at least these basic procedures:

  1. Every vote shall equal only one vote;
  2. One voter casts only one vote;
  3. All ballots shall be anonymous;
  4. No voting by mail unless certified by an election official;
  5. Every person has a right to vote—but not necessarily be counted;
  6. Voters with questionable identity are accepted as provisional voters, even if litigated in the future;
  7. Ensure compliance with existing election law and procedures as stipulated in state and federal statute; in Arizona Revised Statutes this is Title 16—Elections and Electors;
  8. Should retain and secure a paper ballot to counter any electronic manipulation, with records preserved securely forever as part of collective history, and made available for inspection to any U.S. citizen of that jurisdiction.
  9. No ballot machine should have internet capability;
  10. All voter check-in computers should have “real time”, encrypted internet capability for the vote at the individual poll locations to also show at a central county recording location. Vote tallying shall be available to anyone by appointment, streamed live and recorded securely forever as part of collective history, made available for inspection to any U.S. citizen of that jurisdiction.

This method of vote tabulation was effective for two centuries in the United States. These multiple decentralized tabulation locations greatly reduce the risk of fraud, and each state can have a final count from each county election department in a few short hours.


Walter Blackman for Re-election to House of Representatives

Representative Walt Blackman is a veteran of 21 years in the U.S. Army. He was a front-line tank commander in combat in Iraq and was awarded a Bronze Star for action in Iraq. He is the first African-American elected to the legislature. He was recognized as the “Legislator Rookie of the Year” for his rapid learning curve and his effective first year legislation. It should be noted that Walt’s competitors have never served at the legislature and will be limited in their effectiveness because of the heavy learning curve.

Brenda Barton for Election to House of Representatives

Brenda Barton is returning to the Arizona House of Representative where she was a highly effective legislator for 8 years until she reached her “term limit”. After a four-year break, she is seeking to return and represent rural Arizona. During her term at the legislature, she was Chairwoman of the particularly important “House Agriculture, Water, and Lands Committee”. Water issues are extremely important to Arizona and she has been deeply involved in water and state lands issues. Most of Arizona is rural, but the Phoenix metro urban legislators tend to overrun rural concerns with urban solutions that do not work in the rural environment or meet our needs. Brenda has proven to be a solid defender of the rural voter and a solid proponent for rural solutions. It should be noted that Brenda’s competitors also have never served at the legislature and will be limited in their effectiveness because of the heavy learning curve.


  (Arizona Legislative District 6 for 2018 Campaign for a House Seat)

     Summary of Platform

  • Ms. French wants expanded background checks for firearms purchases AND expand waiting periods AND required training before purchasing a firearm…AND more – she wants to require a mental health care professional to confirm the purchaser of a firearm is mentally fit to do so – but does not describe any adjudication process to appeal a unilateral refusal.
  • She wants to ban the sale of “assault weapons”.
  • She wants to require “de-escalation” training for all law enforcement officers (they already get that training).
  • She supported the “Invest in Ed” failed proposition that would have doubled the tax burden on small businesses. The Arizona Supreme Court threw out the proposition because petition language misled signers on the true impact of the proposed tax burden – the doubling of small business taxes. She supports Proposition 208 in 2020 which raises taxes for teacher salaries – after the legislature has already given teachers a 20 percent pay increase.
  • She wants more competitive teacher wages – despite of the fact that the Governor just gave teachers a huge 20% pay raise!
  • She wants to make college education more affordable (Bernie Sanders approach – free?).
  • She wants to keep the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care).
  • She wants to expand Arizona’s AHCCS health care program. It’s not necessary because more Arizonians are working because of the expanding Trump economy and coming off Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
  • She supports abortion.
  • Her big buzz word is “sustainability”. She is a strong, far left, AOC type, climate change believer and strongly advocates windmills, solar and electric cars, etc.
  • She supports the Proposition 127 “Renewable Energy Production” that would have required Arizona’s power companies to have 50% of generated electricity produced by “renewable” energy sources (windmills, solar) by 2030 (in 11 years). That’s an impossible task with today’s technology – But, had it been passed, electric companies would have been forced to spend BILLIONS of dollars attempting the impossible and homeowner utility bills would have skyrocketed!
  • She wants Arizona (Governor and legislature) to focus on “green energy” job production.
  • She wants the National Guard to be brought in to build more of Arizona’s infrastructure – Federal law won’t allow that.


The Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner featured Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar DDS and Sen. Col. Martha McSally along with local Legislative District 6 elected officials AZ Rep. Brenda Barton, AZ Rep. Walt Blackman and AZ Sen. Sylvia Allen.


The drawing was originally planned for the Lincoln Day Luncheon. With that event re-scheduled we next moved the drawing to our monthly Payson KMOG radio show. KMOG even advertised the planned drawing for the week leading up to the drawing. The winner is Les Floyd, of Mesa, Arizona. Chairman Morris delivered the rifle to a gun store of Mr. Floyd’s choice where the rifle legally transferred to him.


2019 Reagan Dinner was a Spectacular Success!

The Gila County Republican Committee heard from Art Del Cueto, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, who spoke about his firsthand experience with the border crisis. Watch Mr. Del Cueto’s Fox News interview HERE.

Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar, and newly elected Chairwoman for the Republican Party of Arizona Dr. Kelli Ward both delivered rousing speeches and updated us on their respective legislatures.


The Gila County Republican Committee had another successful Lincoln Day Dinner on March first with nearly 150 attendees at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson.

Speakers were Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar, and from the state capitol, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, Rusty Bowers. Also speaking was the newly appointed Executive Director for the  Arizona Republican Party, Leslie White, who spoke about new directions for the Party. 

Little ole’ Gila County is getting a reputation of attracting top Republican leadership in Congress, as well as Arizona, to speak at our fund raising dinners. These dinners are really a nice date night out for couples in the elegant ballroom at the Mazatzal Casino. In addition to our guest speakers, a large number of elected officials from both the state and county also attend, thus allowing opportunities for attendees to meet these officials and talk to them about issues of concern. Another plus to those attending our dinners is that there is a question and answer period following each speech. Where else can you have an opportunity to ask a U.S. Congressman or a Senator a question, face-to-face?

Gila County Republican Committee Opposes Four Proposed Citizen Initiatives on the November 2018 Ballot

The Gila County Republican Committee, at its August 18th Precinct Committeeman meeting, voted to oppose four of the state level propositions scheduled to be on the November ballot.

The approved motion stated;” The Gila County Republican Committee opposes the four state initiatives because passage would change the Arizona State Constitution and believes the four questions should first be addressed by the state legislature”. The Committee recommended all four propositions be submitted the Arizona legislature for proper debate. The four state initiatives are:

    • The “Invest in Ed Act”
    • The “Outlaw Dirty Money Act”
    • The “Clean Energy for Healthy Arizona Act”
    • The “Protect Arizona Taxpayer Act”

The primary concern was that passage of any of the propositions would become part of the Arizona Constitution, and therefore could not be adjusted, altered, or ceased in any way without a hugely expensive financial burden on taxpayers to return the question to a vote of the public.

The Committee was also concerned that the four initiatives are intentionally attempting to by-pass the legitimate legislative responsibility and the need for a thorough and open public debate on the initiatives pro’s and con’s. The Committee is further concerned that paid political ads in favor of passage will not constitute a fair and balanced “debate” and will be one sided with an agenda – particularly when the opposition cannot raise the funding necessary to counter the argument.

It should also be noted that the initiative process is also foreign to the United States Constitution. The initiative process cannot be found anywhere in the Constitution, and for good reason. The Founding Fathers placed a heavy burden of deliberation on government, and the legislative process, to ensure a thorough and deliberate public debate occurs on matters affecting the Constitution along with a high mark of two thirds vote before the Constitution can be amended.

Therefore, the Founding Fathers established Article 5 of the Constitution which states; “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution.”

The Gila County Republican Committee is further concerned about whether there is a real pubic need for the initiatives and worries about their consequences…READ MORE:

Download the entire document: GCRC 2018 Opposes Initiatives

The Reagan Day Dinner on Thursday, August 23, 2018 was another BIG SUCCESS!

Special Guest Speakers: Governor Doug Ducey & Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar

Gov. Doug Ducey

With a mission to make Arizona the best state in the country to live, work, do business and get an education, Governor Ducey and state leaders got to work. Today, Arizona’s budget is balanced. Business is thriving. And public schools continue to improve.The governor remains committed to what he has identified as his top priorities: growing the economy, creating and supporting 21st-century jobs, promoting educational excellence, protecting our communities and restoring fiscal responsibility – all without raising taxes on hardworking Arizonans. A strong Arizona is an Arizona that ensures “Opportunity For All.” Governor Ducey has pledged to work every day to make that vision a reality.

Cong. Dr. Paul Gosar

Congressman Dr. Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S., is serving his fourth term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District. First elected in 2010, he came to Congress with no prior political experience. Paul believes that the Constitution is the cornerstone of our Republic, and always pursues policies that allow for more individual liberty and less government involvement. Dr. Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, fighting illegal immigration and securing the border, challenging the status quo and holding Washington bureaucrats accountable, cutting wasteful government spending, and ensuring that he is representing the interests of his constituents.

The delicious buffet dinner was catered by the casino. Prime rib was the chef’s special recipe entree with sauces and desserts to die for. Tickets

Donations are always accepted contact

Gila County Republican Committee.


Giovanna Morfín Vázquez to #WalkAway CampaignHi everyone and happy 4th of July ! My name is Giovanna and I’m the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. My mother came here legally, but my father did not. However, he did not lallygag around and waste time. I remember when he was telling me that there would be a possibility of him being deported when Obama was president, but fortunately, he became a US citizen this year! 

But why did I #walkaway ?

Read more….


President Trump’s Inaugural Address January 2017


President Trump’s Inauguration Speech (PDF Document)

~ North Korean Defectors thank President Trump and his supporters! ~

President Trump’s State of the Union Address January 2018


Gila County Elected Officials* Term of Office 2017 – 2020 ** Term of Office 2015 – 2018



Payson Tea Party Meets Tuesdays

The Payson Tea Party meets the every Tuesday night, from 6:00-7:45 pm, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260 in Payson. (That is about 1/4 mile east of the SR 87/Hwy 260 intersection on the north side of the street) We have a short business meeting before our speaker begins the program about 6:30pm.

Rim Country Republican Club

The Rim Country Republican Club meets at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy 260 in Payson. (That is about 1/4 mile east of the SR 87/Hwy 260 intersection on the north side of the street) the last Monday of the month.  Members and guests may gather at 11:00 AM to order lunch and to socialize.  Beginning at 11:30 AM   Everyone is welcome to attend.  Call Cliff Potts at (928) 978-2960 for more information.

Cobre Valley Republican Club

The Cobre Valley Republican Club meets at Bernard’s Coffee Station (or as advertised) on the 4rd Saturday of every month, 725 West Ash Street, Globe, AZ 85501 at 9:30am. Contact Judy Alexander, President (928) 701-2195 or email.

Learn more about what is happening with the Gila County Republicans on the Monthly Meetings page or contact Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774.


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Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump, Friday, October 6, 2017. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)