Letters to the Editor: Independent Voters

Not in Gila County!

I enjoyed reading the article titled “Independents are now Arizona’s biggest voter group” in the September 8th issue of the Roundup. The article described the growth of independent voter registrations in Arizona which now leads all political parties in the state.

But not in Gila County! Republican registrations reign above all.

Republican registrations are nearly double Democrats at 16,293.

Independents are second at about half the Republicans at 9,509.

Democrats are in third place at a distant 8,338 voter registrations.

Republicans are presently 93 percent ahead of Democrats in voter registrations.

In 2010, republicans held only 4 of the 16 elected offices in the county. Today Democrats hold only three.

In 2012 republicans elected the first republican as Sheriff since territorial days. He’s still in office.

Gila County’s three state legislative District 7 members have been all Republican since 2016.

Our Board of Supervisors has been all-Republican since 2016.

Two of the three Gila County Superior Court Judges are Republicans.

Republican Eli Crane knocked out democrat incumbent Tom O’Halleran to become Gila County’s U.S. Congressman.

This level of turnaround in voter registrations and republican officeholders has never been accomplished for any county in Arizona.

Republicans are known protectors of the Second Amendment, our freedom, and our liberties.

Republican President Trump gave us a roaring economy. The Biden Administration has crashed it and is led by a feeble old man who goes off script in the middle of an international news conference in Vietnam and tells reporters, “I don’t know about you, but I’m going to bed”. Will Biden be awake at 3 AM for an international crisis?

I call on the reader to plant their flag for the party that had a proven expanding economy, and a party that cares more about the middle class than democrats and register as a republican.

The Payson Republican Headquarters staff can help you fill out your registration forms. The office is located at 438 South Beeline Highway. Office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 AM to  4 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM. Phone number: 928-325- 7302.

Or, go to the Recorders Office at the new county building across from the post office.

Or, use the website: servicearizona.com. Click the bottom blue box titled “voter registration”. You’ll need your driver’s license.

Gary P. Morris, Chairman
Gila County Republican Party

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