Purcell challenger questions 'vague' ballot-collection law

Democrat Adrian Fontes, the challenger to seven-term Republican County Recorder Helen Purcell, lays out his plan for fixing a recorder's office that's been plagued by elections mistakes.

Democrat Adrian Fontes, the challenger to seven-term Republican County Recorder Helen Purcell, laid out his plan for fixing a recorder’s office that’s been plagued by elections mistakes, on this weekend's "Sunday Square Off." 

Fontes, a criminal defense attorney, also raised questions about what he called an "incredibly vague" Arizona ballot-collection law, which makes it a felony for individuals to collect and return ballots from other voters.

Also on this weekend's 'Square Off': 

Can he do that?: Phoenix New Times reporter Ray Stern explained why a top Arizona agency director may have broken the law by using a state computer and emails to apparently urge his employees to vote “no” on legalizing marijuana. This is not the first time that Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries’ actions have raised eyebrows.

Why Arpaio's getting dirty: Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts and political analyst and attorney James Goodnow broke down Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s new attack ad on Democratic opponent Paul Penzone.

Roberts’ dissects the flaws in the ad; Goodnow explains where Penzone’s lawsuit against Arpaio is heading.

Battleground Arizona?: Polling shows Republican Donald Trump leading Democrat Hillary Clinton by just 2 to 4 points in Arizona. At this time four years ago, Republican Mitt Romney was beating President Obama by nine points in Arizona.

Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts and political analyst and attorney James Goodnow told us whether they believe Arizona is truly up for grabs in November.

"Sunday Square Off" airs at 8 a.m. Sundays on 12 News. 

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