Skip to comments.Legal challenge launched in Ken Bennett's bid for Arizona governor (McCain's machine takes action!)
Posted on 06/14/2018 2:27:17 PM PDT by cotton1706
Political allies of incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey are going to court to keep him from having to face a challenger in the Republican primary.
A lawsuit filed by attorney Kory Langhofer cites a laundry list of what he says are irregularities and mistakes in the petitions submitted by Ken Bennett in his bid for the GOP nomination. The allegations range from signatures that do not match what is on voter registration rolls and the failure of signers to also print their names to incomplete or illegible addresses. There also are complaints that some petitions were not properly verified, meaning all the names on those sheets would have to be discarded.
Overall, Langhofer wants Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanders to void at least 1,316 signatures on the petitions.
The Secretary of State's Office said Bennett submitted 7,833 names on petitions. He needs at least 6,223 of those to be found valid to have his name on the Aug. 28 primary ballot.
Bennett did not return repeated messages asking for comments on his signature gathering process or the lawsuit itself.
(Excerpt) Read more at tucson.com ...
McCain wants to die or resign (or is on life-support already) but they can't do anything until Ducey is in the clear (that is, past the primary, or without a primary) so he can appoint Cindy.
The people be damned! What're they gonna do?? Vote for the democrat??
Ken Bennett has called them out on their dastardly plans and they don't like it!
The media was so concerned over the whereabouts of the First Lady after surgery, but none of them seem to care that McCain has not been publicly seen for months. Is the bastard still drawing breath and a paycheck? American taxpayers are entitled to know.
Governor Ducey is “McCain’s machine?” What evidence do you have of that?
McCain is in a freezer.
“Governor Ducey is McCains machine? What evidence do you have of that?”
None at all. Just years of observations. John McCain is an oligarch. And he doesn’t want the people choosing his successor. He wants his successor appointed. And he wants to choose who his successor is.
Suddenly somebody rises up, announces his candidacy at the very last minute, and very loudly says that if he is nominated for Governor, he (Bennett) WILL NOT appoint Cindy McCain should John McCain die or retire.
I know how these oligarchs work. Their plans are not to be thwarted. When Ducey is safely renominated, John McCain can resign with his preferred successor in the bag to succeed him.
You see, I’ve been watching the McCain types for a long time. They will work tooth and nail to prevent ANY conservative from being elected. John McCain stays in office mostly out of spite, to prevent a conservative from taking over his seat. And now he’s dying, so other plans had to be made. They had to get past May 31st. Now they have to get Ducey past his primary, similar to how in 2014 they were going to vote for the Amnesty bill after the primaries. But Eric Cantor’s defeat defeated their plans.
It’s the same in Utah. Orrin Hatch wanted to retire, but wanted to prevent another Mike Lee in the senate. So Romney’s running...to prevent a conservative from winning in a conservative state.
You watch these machinations long enough, you can see the malefactors moving behind the curtains.
I hope he gets freezer burn really bad.
Frozen like Frankie Carbone.
Frankly, I think McCain is either close to death or they can’t continue their charade for some reason.
If McCain dies or resigns before Ducey’s primary, and Ducey appoints Cindy McCain, he’s going to have a harder time winning the primary.
So they have to work to remove Ducey’s challenge, so there’s clear sailing for all.
Something’s going on that we don’t know about. And we’ll see.
Like your posts 6 and 9.
Ken Bennett just got my vote.
I’ll write his name in if I have to.
EVERY incumbent needs a challenger-just in case.
Challenging petitions is standard operating procedure. If a candidate handles their business and does the petitions right then the challenge fails, period.
“Challenging petitions is standard operating procedure. If a candidate handles their business and does the petitions right then the challenge fails, period.”
Yes, you are correct. But I’ve seen the powers that be get nitpicky on these things before. Here in MA in 2002, the republican candidate for US Senate had made copies of the signature forms but the back was upside down. So the democrats tried to say that the form was altered (which it was not, the information on the back was still there and still readable). And this challenge was thrown out. Whatever it takes to keep the machine candidate from being challenged and kept in office is the attitude. And getting a challenger thrown off the ballot is an easy way to stay in office.
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