By Michael Hernandez
PHOENIX, ARIZONA—Five young women were among those fighting for liberty at Protect the Vote Rallies attended by more than 1,000 patriots held at the Maricopa County elections office and at Phoenix City Hall on Thursday evening and Friday morning.
Five young student activists interviewed by Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy (who gave their first names only) have been engaged in a massive conservative college movement to re-elect President Donald J. Trump by walking precincts and engaged in other election activities:
- Olivia (born in Arizona and former Arizona State University graduate): “I am a proud Arizonian conservative. It has been great to see the whole community rally. Show your face, raise your voice and show that you care about this country and this State. We prayed. (Do not) say: ‘Well that’s it and go on home.’”
- Jazmin (from Dallas, Texas): “We’re really out there protecting our freedoms and one of our most important freedoms is the freedom to vote. We want (the election) to be free and fair.”
- Vianca (from Puerto Rico): “I moved here three years ago and went to ASU (Arizona State University) and am working with a conservative organization. I think that the message the left is trying to portray about us has been very false (especially for) Latinos. We are very conservative to the core, very Christian, very Catholic, very pro-life and in agreement that we have to change things. We don’t need to go rioting and looting to get our message across. It was very peaceful.”
- Reagan (from Shreveport, Louisiana): “I have always been passionate about politics and about our country and what we have seen these last four years is pretty big about how the conservative movement has been united. You look at the demographics of people now involved in the conservative movement and see that you have Black people, Hispanic people, White people from all walks of life. You have Christians, you have atheists, you have LGBTQ people. That speaks that we do go back to our roots. We hold the Constitution to be our highest standard for our country and the future of our country. It has been ‘cool’ to see people unite and want fairness. This is something that both people from across the aisle should care about that there is integrity in our election. This is what we want: win or lose—that we will carry forth whatever way it ends up.”
- Elizabeth (from Santa Barbara whose grandfather is Joseph Bondarenko from Ukraine who was imprisoned for his faith): “People driving out from California, Nevada and ton of neighboring states. The media is trying to really suppress this idea that voter fraud is not real that they are counting everything legally. But it is so evident that there is voter fraud and that people are trying to steal this election. We are willing to stand up and fight and not let (anyone) steal this election and allow a standard of stealing elections. We are not a third-world country. We do fair and free elections and we are going to keep it that way. People are willing to fight for this.”
(Editor’s Note: To see the entire program done by Godspeak Pastor Rob McCoy go to:
The ‘Protect the Vote’ rallies were organized by Tea Party Patriots and Freedom Works America. The people at the rally were demanding that every vote be counted for the 2020 election with some saying that their votes didn’t count because they were given Sharpies to fill in their ballots. Meanwhile, election officials were saying this is the norm and that Sharpie markers actually work better for ballots than pens because the ink dries quickest.
“We want to make sure the process was done correctly to have election integrity,” Jed Smith from Freedom Works said. “We’re a national organization. We do have activists in all 50 states.”
“Resistance is victory. You are victory! I salute you,” said Alex Jones from InfoWars at the Thursday evening rally. CBS5 reported that the crowd was “jovial” and “party-like” and engaged in prayer in an area called the “First Amendment Zone.”
(Editor’s Note: CBS5 coverage of the rallies can be watched by going to: https://www.azfamily.com/news/politics/election_headquarters/crowd-of-protesters-in-phoenix-fired-up-by-conspiracy-theorist-alex-jones/article_dea394d0-1fe3-11eb-9a4b-93fa25a8ddc1.htm and https://www.azfamily.com/news/politics/election_headquarters/dozens-of-protesters-gather-at-phoenix-city-hall-for-protect-the-vote-rally/article_60bd2d14-1f80-11eb-8a74-1739a109bf81.html.)
The CBS affiliate also reported on Glendale resident Brayan Ruiz finding 18 stolen ballots hidden under a rock located off 99th and Glendale avenues. Police say those ballots had been stolen from individual mailboxes in a neighborhood just south of 107th and Northern avenues (in between Vista Avenue and Kaler Drive). Agents from the Arizona Attorney General Office and Glendale police officers hand-delivered the ballots back to the registered voters and urged all Arizona voters to check the status of their ballots at the Secretary of State’s website.
“Tampering with our elections is wrong and illegal,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich in a tweet. “We appreciate @GlendaleAZPD working with us to get these ballots in the right hands.”
(Editor’s Note: To watch the interview of Brayan Ruiz by CBS5 go to:
Pastor Rob McCoy ended his Nov. 6 Fireside Chat by presenting these Election 2020 facts:
- President Trump won the highest share of non-white vote of any Republican since 1960;
- Every GOP candidate that flipped a Dem House seat is either a minority, a woman and/or a veteran;
- Seven Milwaukee wards reported more 2020 presidential votes than registered voters;
- Reported Wisconsin voter turnout was 89.25 percent (an increase of 22 percent from 2016);
- Michigan finds 138,339 ballots and all 138,388 ballots just happened to be votes for Biden;
- Michigan and Wisconsin have vertical lines where Biden voters are injected in;
- Joe Biden tops 2008 landslide election of Barack Obama who receives 68 million votes and becomes the first to cross the 70 million vote mark in the 2020 election.
Saying “God’s in control” as an excuse for apathy or disobedience is sinful,” said Pastor McCoy. “But saying ‘God is in control’ as a comfort in the midst of chaos is absolutely appropriate and right. God’s sovereignty isn’t a reason for complacency, but it is our reason for serenity.”
Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].