Arizona: GOP state office candidate says print ballots only in English

Arizona: GOP state office candidate says print ballots only in English

[Ed. – I don’t view this as unconstitutional or even “bigoted,” myself.  If you’re going to vote in the U.S., where the national language has always been English and we have done all our public business in English for over two centuries since the formation of our republic, you should know English well enough to use an English-language ballot.]

Steve Gaynor, a Republican running for Arizona secretary of state, said last weekend that the United States should stop printing ballots in any language other than English.

He made his comments Aug. 11 during a GOP candidate forum in Wickenburg. Patriot Movement AZ, a right-wing protest group, posted a video of the event on Facebook.

Gaynor is challenging incumbent Secretary of State Michele Reagan in the Aug. 28 primary. In Arizona, the secretary is the state’s chief elections officer and its No. 2 elected official — first in line to succeed the governor.

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