Skip to comments.Staples vs. paper clips a hot-button issue in Jackson County
Posted on 07/06/2012 6:04:31 PM PDT by Rollie Hawk
"It's one of the few issues that's considered fatal in campaign filing," said Jackson County Clerk Larry Reinhardt. "In essence the law says if these are not permanently bound the candidates will not be allowed on the ballot." That is why four republican candidates won't be on the ballot in November. The Jackson County Electoral Board said paper clips on the candidates' filing papers weren't permanent enough.
More Democrat shenanigans.
You didn’t supply a link?!
He tried to, but the paper clip holding the link together fell off.
I live in Jackson County.....Michigan.
"After filing, these are public documents. Any member of the public who wishes can come in and view them or handle them," Reinhardt said. "The thought is, if they're not permanently bound, anyone who wishes could come in and add sheets if the candidate doesn't have enough, or remove sheets so the candidate wouldn't have enough signatures."
"A staple is just as easy to remove as a paper clip," said Christine Ward-Osinga who is among the four Republican would-be candidates who won't be allowed on the ballot.
You can bet your bottom dollar that NO DEMOCRAT had to supply staples versus papar-clips!
In New York, it is the color of the ink of the signatures.
Since the Republicans are of no consequence, they use these tricks to keep non-establishment Dems off the primary ballots.
State? Country? Planet?????
Wasn’t mitt romney born there?
An honest politician in Illinois is one, when bought, remains bought.
This certainly helps inspire confidence in the democratic process.
1) If you ever reference something "attached", staple it, even if the staple is removed the holes are permanent; and
2) Always sign in any color but black, blue is preferred. This was before the advent of the inexpensive color copier but it still holds true; it is much harder to forge a signature in another color on a document.
Sorry, but if the rules say attach, then staple the darn thing so that there can be no questions.
Grammar alert. He gave you advice. Unless, that is you axd him a question then he indeed gave you advise.
LOL. I didn’t get my commas correct so Pot meet Kettle. If I knew it was a spelling mistake I wouldn’t have been such an a$$.
Strangely, just last Monday or Tuesday I was explaining the same thing about "attached" to one of the admin assistants in the office and, although it seemed to be senseless at first, they began to understand how stapling is attaching, anything else is enclosing.
At least they have finally stopped rolling their eyes when I sign things with a fountain pen and make them wait until the ink is dry, but it wasn't easy.
Some decades ago the U.S. Government required the use of black ink only when filling out forms. Blue ink was unacceptable, so we were issued ball point pens which only used black ink and weere stamped on their sides with the U.S. Government property warning. The black ink only requirement still appears to be in effect with many jurisdictions, when you search the Internet for the black ink only phrase.
Such a search finds a California court which requires black or blue ink only when filling out the court’s forms. However, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue specifies black ink only on its forms. So, the requirement is specific to certain organizatons and jurisdictions, with black ink being common to them all.
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