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Arizona GOP elite says Trump voters don’t matter

In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Capitol in Washington. Spanish-language radio is fixated on the 2016 presidential campaign, sparked by Republican Donald Trump’s caustic remarks about immigrants, mainly Mexicans, and a GOP field of contenders trying to out-duel each other on the contentious topic of overhauling immigration law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

On March 22, 286,743 Arizona voters cast their ballots for Donald Trump to be the Republican Party presidential nominee. Ted Cruz got 172,294 votes – fewer votes than Bernie Sanders – in a state that is supposed to be conservative.

Mr. Trump needs 1,237 national delegates to win the nomination at the Republican Party National Convention in Cleveland. reports that Mr. Trump has won 744 national delegates so far with 838 remaining. According to the rules, his overwhelming Arizona victory means that all 58 Arizona GOP delegates are required to vote for Mr. Trump on the first round of voting but not any possible subsequent rounds.

A.J. LaFaro

A.J. LaFaro

This is why the Arizona Cruz supporters and the GOP establishment elite have entered into an unholy alliance to “stack the deck to steal the national delegates” from Mr. Trump at the Arizona GOP State Convention scheduled for April 30 in Mesa. A delegation of 1,251 state delegates elected from 40 Arizona Legislative and County Caucuses will descend on Mesa on April 30. Unfortunately, many of these state delegates are Cruz supporters led by Constantin Querard and “anyone but Trump” supporters led by Robert Graham and the RINO establishment.

Jeff DeWit, Arizona’s Treasurer and Mr. Trump’s Campaign Chairman, and the Trump supporters have been extremely vocal and visibly upset with the party bosses sleazy Gestapo tactics and dirty tricks. That’s why an online petition has been started demanding Robert Graham, the Arizona GOP Chairman, immediately resign.

If you are a Trump supporter and outraged the AZGOP elite says your vote doesn’t matter; then I encourage you to attend the AZGOP State Convention on April 30 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, starting at 8 a.m., to protest and have your voices heard.

Together we can “Make America Great Again”!

A. J. LaFaro is a former Maricopa County Republican Party chairman.


  1. I want my vote to matter!

  2. As if our vote ever mattered anyhow. Case in point John McCain!

  3. Robert Graham as the Arizona Republican party leader has been an outstanding example of neutrality and a man we can be proud of as leader. Mr. LaFaro’s incendiary language and name calling has not changed a bit since he stepped down as Maricopa County Chair.

  4. This should come as no surprise from anyone given how often the GOP ignores the will of the voters. Just consider education spending, legalized loan sharking – I mean “flex-loans” – i mean pay day loans, clean elections, conflict of interest protections, ad infinitum.

  5. Susan D. Wright

    Donald Trump was right. Abortion is murder and the person who hires the hit man is just as guilty as the abortion doctor.

    Life begins before conception.

    A woman’s egg cell is alive. It is human life not mouse life or plant life. A man’s sperm cell is human life, also.

    If a woman’s egg cell is not fertilized by a man’s sperm cell it will die. Contraception is wrong because it denies the egg cell a chance for life. Using the rhythm method to avoid pregnancy is wrong for the same reason.

    In order for a man’s sperm cell to have a chance for life it must be inserted into the ****** of a woman who has ovulated. For this reason masturbation is wrong and homosexuality is wrong. The rhythm method should be used to increase the chances for pregnancy.

    Obviously abortion is wrong. Give life a chance.

  6. Any delegate who thinks that they can scoff at the voters and not support the candidate that we have voted for will be in for a huge surprise if they do so. We will be watching.

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