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Petitions, Initiatives, Recalls and total disregard for voters

Curve ball out of Dayton City Hall last week when Mayor Whaley and her crew decided to toss a bone on the ballot to “check the voters pulse” on decriminalizing pot in Dayton. Not bricks of pot, nope- only the people who pay off the state officials will get to profiteer from medical pot, but, Read More

Board of Elections takes care of its own

Once you turn in petitions the rule is you are finished. No statement of your petitions’ validity is given until the actual board meets to certify. I’ve pointed out many times the agenda doesn’t provide any information – just a repeating worthless document- an outline of the structure of the meeting. When I turned in Read More

Pace gets his day in court

It was more like a half day, running from 2 p.m. to 4:45. I was a witness, and was ordered to be sequestered for the first hour so as not to hear BOE director Betty Smith’s testimony, so I couldn’t cover the whole thing for you. I did tape my part of the proceedings and Read More

The 2013 Petition counts

From the Board of Elections: GARY D LEITZELL – DAYTON MAYOR Candidate GARY D LEITZELL Number of Required Signatures 500 Number of Valid Signatures 835 Performance index 75% 1120 signatures, 835 valid Verified Part Petitions: 37 Circulator Signature Count: 1120 Verified Signature Count: 1051 Valid Signature Count: 835 Detail of Invalid Signatures 4 Lined out Read More

Making election law as they go along

As someone who has filed to run for office a whole bunch of times, I can tell you there is chapter and verse on every possible way to keep a candidate off the ballot. We’ve even had people rejected for the type of paper they used for their petitions. So, when the Ohio House and Read More

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