BY TORRENCE DUNHAM | KTAR.com
Adrian Fontes, a Democratic candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, said Tuesday that restoring faith in elections requires cutting the drama and fighting misinformation.
Fontes told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad Show that misinformation and over-dramatization are what he sees as the biggest problems with elections, and something he plans to attack head-on if he wins the August primary and November general elections.
“I just want to get in there, do a good job and bring us back to where folks can have confidence in one another because confidence in our elections isn’t so much in our election officials, it’s confidence in the regular citizens who step in for a short period of time, couple weeks, a couple of days, and run the elections,” Fontes said.
“They’re the ones who should be trusted, they’re the Republicans and Democrats and independents who do it and that’s what we ought to be focusing on.”
Fontes said Arizonans want someone who’s just going to do the job and make sure it’s done fairly, and that’s him.