Skip to comments.Jim Jordan Opponents' Petitions to Appear on the Ballot Included Dead Voters
Posted on 05/21/2020 4:03:38 PM PDT by Kaslin
One of the candidates seeking to unseat Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) in Ohio's 4th Congressional District election had to suspend his campaign after the Lorain County Board of Elections rejected his petitions to appear on the ballot after thousands of signatures were found to be illegible.
The Chronicle-Telegram reported the board voted unanimously to not certify Christopher Gibbs' petitions, who was running as an independent. He was required to submit 2,458 signatures to appear on the ballot. Circulators filed 3,065 signatures on 140 petitions Gibbs' his behalf. The board found a majority of the signatures, 1,790, were invalid, with only 1,275 signatures being acceptable.
The board also voted unanimously to forward their report to Lorain County prosecutors for investigation of possible fraud.
Among those who circulated and filed petitions with the invalid signatures on behalf of Gibbs include Janet Garrett, who has run and lost against Jordan as a Democrat in multiple House races, along with founding "The Jordan Watch."
The vast majority of the ineligible signatures from the circulated petitions came from Nicole Goben, where of 626 signatures she submitted, only 169 signatures were valid.
Reasons for the petitions being rejected included:
Most disturbing, six signers were found to have been dead prior to the petitions being sent out. Five voters that appeared had died between 2015-2018, with the sixth dying in 2019. All of their signatures appeared on petitions in March 2020.
"I'm always dismayed when a candidate or petition circulator attempts to circumvent the law and take shortcuts with their petitions. We have referred this to the county prosecutor for a full investigation," Marilyn Jacobcik, the Lorain County Board of Elections chairperson, told Townhall.
"I think the fact that five different county Boards of Election independently found the alleged discrepancies should reassure the voters in Ohio that it is hard to cheat," she continued. "We have a strong elections community statewide that has helped develop strong procedures that keep the system and the ballots honest. Whatever system is used, we will be meticulous about making sure all signatures are checked and the election is run with integrity."
When reached for comment, Gibbs blamed one of the contractors his campaign hired to get the required number of signatures before the March 16 deadline.
"I'll be deferring to local county prosecutors to investigate those who were contracted to provide signatures. I am confident each of them will either investigate on their own or defer to a coordinating prosecutor," he told Townhall.
Ohio Senate Majority Leader Matt Huffman said "it's a pretty serious thing" to violate the signature requirements, despite people acting "like it's not important and everybody should get on the ballot, but there's a reason why all of that is in place...if somebody's done something illegal, they need to be held accountable."
Sure, let’s “vote by mail”
Like others who used the affirmative action movement as an inspiration, maybe the dead will demand equal rights.
They are active and enthusiastic DEM voters in the City of Detroit and Chicago, plus other urban areas. They keep their registrations up. Vote in every election. They sway council elections and help boost state totals for Dems.
The dead vote Dem.
I do not mean Jerry Garcia, or the merely retired ones who aren’t touring since Fare Thee Well ended. The other kind.
Don’t leave them “in the cold rain and snow.” (first album).
“Contractors” hired by democrats to commit fraud.
A debunked coincidence, I’m sure.
One ghost, one vote. More in Chicago.
Well, haven’t you seen all those zombie flicks? You don’t want to p!ss off dead people. They’ll come up out of their holes and eat your brains. The NEA and NFTA have been promising young, juicy brains for all, so of course they have something to say about it. They vote the back pocket issues.
You bunch of evil ‘lifeists’.
How dare you want to disenfranchise dead people!
HOW DARE YOU!!!
Yeah, and they keep telling us there is no voter fraud. If an independent can get this done, then imagine what the major parties are getting away with.
A representative sample of the Dem electorate, including inside the noggin.
They probably all voted for PIAPS in 2016.
Honestly, no. Except Night of the Living Dead.
I am catching up though. "My" governor is Gretchen the Witch Whitmer who I believe is Dracula's long lost daughter. The undead evil eyes and the scary eyebrows gave her away. And blood banks keep reporting mysterious losses on log sheets when she's in Michigan.
Vote fraud bookmark.
>Among those who circulated and filed petitions with the invalid signatures on behalf of Gibbs include Janet Garrett, who has run and lost against Jordan as a Democrat in multiple House races, along with founding “The Jordan Watch.”
Investigate and prosecute.
So I live in Michigan. I don’t vote and my wife died in an ice surfing accident late last year. I’ve gotten a mail in ballot and one for my wife as well. How much are my ballots worth?
So I’m a letter carrier in Michigan. I know the people on my route and I see their yard signs and bumper stickers. I withhold the ballots from enemy voters. I currently have 130 ballots. How much are they worth?
So I work in a Michigan recycle center. More people than you might think toss their ballots in the trash unopened. In the last week I’ve salvaged nearly 400 ballots. As a bonus, they include the name and address intact. How much can I get for them? Also, I’d be open to a ‘retainer’ to secure any future ballots that come my way.
You see where I’m going with this?
I think by "signature" they mean an entire entry in a petition, not the "signature" per se. Most signatures I have seen are arguably illegible, perhaps including my own. They probably mean fields like the printed name, date, etc., which must be legible.
Girl’s gotta eat. She keeps social distancing while slurping O+ with a non-disposable straw.
You got a point.
Do we really believe she doesn’t get her nails or hair done? So a beauty salon stylist coming to her mansion isn’t a violation but elsewhere means a pulled license?
And is that Gov. Newsom’s two month old scraggly outgrowth of random hair or an immaculately styled and gelled masterpiece by some Mister Armando of Bel Air? He doesn’t have to face off against a phalanx of state police as in Michigan to get a haircut.
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