Sedona AZ (April 30, 2014) – Terry Goddard is running for the office of Secretary of State in Arizona. His is a name familiar to many in the state of Arizona. For eight years he was the State Attorney General, four times Mayor of Phoenix, and the son of a former Arizona Governor. Terry believes ballot security is safe with digital equipment. On the voting irregularity in other states, he says “It’s extremely troublesome.”
In the 2012 election there were 100,000 mail in ballots marked with crayon and magic marker. There is $10 million still remaining in the Help America Vote funds. Mr. Goddard believes that leftover money should be used for voter education.
In Arizona there are millions contributed through “dark money.” Said nicely, these funds are donated “to insure a given result.” Goddard looks for honest disclosure of where that money came from. There is no legal process to find out who donated that money. “Transparency does not exist under current laws and yet we cannot find out. We should know everything about everybody.”
On Immigration: “As Attorney General I spent eight years involved fighting border crime … Congress is asleep at the switch … You have an obligation. Both sides admit it’s broken and yet we are in a gridlock.”
I couldn’t be more pleased to see Terry running for the office of Arizona Secretary of State. He has served ably as mayor of the City of Phoenix and as our State Attorney General. As a registered voter he will certainly have my vote!