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Mark Kelly has returned to earth and is running against Martha McSally for a US Senate seat. There is a lot of money pouring into Arizona, as well as union manpower from California, that have taken up temporary residence in Arizona to participate in his campaign. Union members that are going door to door to extol the virtues of a carpet bagger from Houston to turn Arizona Blue.
I would imagine that these out-of-state efforts are concentrated in Maricopa, and Pima County, containing the cities of Phoenix, and Tucson.
Arizona has a long history of Texans coming to Arizona. Cowboys on the run from the law trying to find a home in the big nowhere were the first exports from Texas after the Civil War. Elections were a bit more contentious, especially for county sheriff when Arizona was a territory.
The county sheriff was allowed to keep a portion of the taxes he collected. Counties that contained silver and copper mines were especially lucrative for a sheriff. There are stories of men, women, and children being collected and traveling in wagons to vote in several different towns in a county on the same day. Voter fraud is nothing new.
The Chinese government exports more than just a virus, they export cash. Like the mining companies in Arizona in the late 1800s, they expect a return on their investments.
Mark Kelly has some interesting ties to Chinese investments.
Kelly, who is challenging Republican incumbent Martha McSally for an Arizona Senate seat, has faced scrutiny for other China-linked business interests and investments. World View Enterprises, a company he cofounded and holds investments in, received funding from Chinese tech company Tencent, the Washington Free Beacon reported last October. Tencent has been accused of espionage and of censoring antigovernment sentiment on its WeChat app.
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