Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes shocked fellow democrats when he attacked Nathan Schneider, telling him to “go f-yourself on Facebook. Fontes, who is new to the job, lost his cool after Schneider complained about the Special Election ballot. Schneider is running for the House in LD13.
I am looking at a Special Election ballot that was mailed out by Maricopa County.
It took me a while to find the election date, because it isn’t labeled.
On the green envelope, it says to “mail no later than 6 days prior to Election Day (noted on ballot).”
(Frustratingly, Arizona doesn’t have drop boxes, but that’s another issue.)
The ballot is written in both English and Spanish, but I find myself trying to read it in both languages. The only problem is that I can’t read Spanish.
I finally found a date on the ballot, but it isn’t identified. I’m just supposed to assume that November 7, 2017 is the “Election Day.”
I showed it to my mother and asked her to find the Election Day.
Immediately, she said that it was probably written somewhere else, on another form that I had received.
I explained to her that this was a test to see if she could find it. Her next comment was, “Wow, Arizona is really having some problems…”
After a few more minutes, she was finally able to locate November 7, 2017 on the ballot.
I asked her if she assumed this was the Election Day to which she replied, “Yes.”
The public should not be forced to make assumptions when voting.
Adrian Fontes doesn’t listen to me, but if any of you have his ear, maybe you could ask him why they are not labeling the Election Day on the ballot and making it more legible, easier to find, and easier to identify.
This is essentially the due date and something that should be taken very seriously.
Schneider and Fontes then went back and forth:
Adrian P. Fontes: Why did you delete my response Nathan Schneider?
Nathan Schneider: I do not tolerate condescension and rudeness. You will address me in a respectful manner or not at all. Your choice.
Adrian P. Fontes: How about you go F-yourself.
If you can’t handle a little social media heat, then don’t criticize.
…by the way, is your Mom also running your campaign? She seems to solve all your other problems.