AZ reporter blasted for ‘intimidating’ citizen ballot drop box watchers ahead of midterm elections

Rather than investigate any claims of potential voting fraud in the state of Arizona, one local reporter decided her days were better spent harassing concerned citizens who are passing their time watching ballot dropboxes for potential shenanigans ahead of the midterm elections.

ABC17’s Nicole Grigg has for days staked out those who are staking out the dropboxes outside Maricopa County’s election headquarters and reported her findings on Twitter.

She quickly discovered that the citizens weren’t exactly eager to talk to her.

“We’re just out here watching boxes,” one concerned watcher told Grigg before claiming the group is “getting a suntan, getting some Vitamin D.”

When asked which he was doing, “getting Vitamin D or watching the drop boxes,” the man replied, “Both.”

He then told her he’d “have to call somebody” at Clean Elections USA before answering any more of her questions.

Undaunted, the fearless reporter approached another watcher and shoved the mic in her face.

The woman told her that she was “recording the Vitamin D flying into her body” and declined to comment further.

According to its website, Clean Elections USA is “a grassroots organization committed to election integrity.”

“While there are many who say the 2020 election was the most secure in American history, we know this is far from the truth,” the organization states. “Every legal vote must be counted and it is unacceptable when illegal votes are added to the mix. Each person, no matter to which party they belong, is disenfranchised when fraudulent votes are included in the final count.”

Citing Dinesh D’Souza’s controversial documentary “2,000 Mules” and True the Vote, the group claims, “‘Mules’ were paid to go from drop box to drop box, often driving from one county to the next, to stuff what we can only assume were fraudulent mail-in ballots. 2000 Mules clearly illustrated that there was a coordinated effort to stuff ballot box in 2020.”

“Our immediate and urgent mission is to prevent this from happening in 2022,” Clean Elections states. “We are asking every patriotic American citizen to join us as we organize to safeguard our elections with a legal presence at every ballot box in each and every state that has them.”

Grigg soon reported that another group, AZ Clean Elections, “a non-partisan commission created by voters that educates voters, and provides campaign funding and enforces campaign finance rules and laws,” was “exploring legal guidance against the drop box group in my video as their name is Clean Elections USA.”

She then highlighted Arizona Secretary of State hopeful, Republican Mark Finchem, who called on the “Soros media to stop intimidating the ballot drop box watchers.”

“They have a right to watch!” Finchem exclaimed.

By Friday, the intrepid reporter found nobody watching the ballot boxes, a fact she implied was due to her Wednesday video.


Turns out, voters were suddenly reporting Clean Elections USA for “voter intimidation.”

Clearly, Grigg felt she was exposing extremists last week, but on Twitter, many felt it was she who was harassing and intimidating law-abiding citizens.

“Who cares what their reasons are?” asked one Twitter user. “They’re on a public sidewalk and your shilling for [Democratic gubernatorial candidate] Katie [Hobbs] is getting pathetic. Is her campaign going to keep sending you updates so you can run around the city doing her bidding?”

“Nicole you’re the one that’s intimidating them,” another wrote. “They have no reason to talk to you whatsoever. You are so hypocritical.”

A third wondered why anyone had a problem with what the watchers were doing.

“If everything is on the ‘up and up’, why is anyone worried about people watching and verifying there’s no fraud being committed?” the user asked.

And yet another blasted both Grigg and the network for its one-sided reporting.

Maybe start harassing Liberal Leftist’s Protesters & Democrat Candidates Now too!” the user suggested, adding, “@ABC we are sick of the one-sided MSM!”

 

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