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How to unintentionally win a race

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A Saturday morning “huh”?
How can filing for a precinct committee position be “unintentional”? Easy.
You unintentionally go to the County Building and unintentionally visit the Clerk’s office.
You unintentionally ask for the papers so you can unintentionally be placed on the ballot.
You unintentionally complete and sign the registration papers.
You unintentionally tell two witnesses while working at the polls on the election day you didn’t know you were on the ballot.
“Both (political) parties on the board believed her signatures matched and they had no issue with it,” Arnold said. “Her signature looked the same.”
Arnold added that his office would not conduct an investigation of the matter.
Fant who was an intentional candidate lost to Burkhart the chosen 214 Democrat who ran for the position unintentionally
This is crazy.

Don’t call any witnesses, instead, ask the unintentional candidate about her unintentional signature.

You might be thinking “Big deal. It’s only a precinct committee position.”  It’s a big enough deal that a former Democrat Chairperson and his sister removed a precinct candidate from the ballot.  Phil Nichols resigned his position, and his sister was the only person charged.  The candidate, of course, lost because he wasn’t on the ballot.

It is important to have Democrat precinct committee people who are on board with the local Democrat Headquarters leadership (elected and non-elected).  Because should an elected official be removed from office, death or resignation Headquarters needs to be assured the precinct committee members will vote for the leadership’s choice.

The party is notorious for election shenanigans and it seems they have been given another free pass.  And while we have the city council president complaining about the State taking away the people’s right to vote for school board candidates, the Delaware County Democrat party would be the last group to be genuinely concerned about your vote.

Please be mindful when you go to the polls in  November.

Delaware County Candidate Endorsements-Star Press Editorial Board

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On Sunday, October 24th, 2010 the Star Press Editorial Board has made their first endorsement.

In the prosecutor’s race their endorsement goes to Jeff Arnold.

“Drug Task Force shenanigans and confidential settlement agreements have sullied the office and consumed far too much time as personnel had to defend past and current practices instead of focusing on carrying out the public’s trust and convicting criminals. The county owes Cummins a debt of gratitude for taking on entrenched party politics to bring some of that ugliness to light. It was not easy, and he certainly wasn’t rewarded by party leadership. Democratic voters, however, stood behind him — a clear sign that the community wants change.” SP 10-24-10

“Arnold stressed McKinney will play no role in his administration and he wants to move the office away from being a lead investigative agency for the police. “Personal agendas have no role in the judicial system,” he said. “That’s got to stop. Don’t play the game. Don’t react. Do the job you’re supposed to be doing and that will turn the image (of the office) around.” He plans to restructure the office by cutting the number of chief deputies from two to one, as would Cummins. He plans to continue to try cases, one part of the job he loves.

Regarding plea bargains, he’ll weigh each case on its own merits, but he added violent crimes charged as a Class A or B felonies would not be plea bargained unless a case was in jeopardy of falling apart.” SP 10-24-10

Read the full article here.

The article is available on line for 7 days.

It’s up to the voters to decide.

Delaware County Candidate Endorsements

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The Citizens of Delaware County for Property Tax Repeal, Inc. have endorsed the following candidates in the November 2, 2010 General Election…..

Indiana Senate District 26: Doug Eckerty

Indiana Representative District 33: Bill Davis

Indiana Representative District 35: Jack Lutz

Delaware County Sheriff: Mike Scroggins

Delaware County Prosecutor: J.A. Cummins

Delaware County Clerk : Steve Fields

Delaware County Commissioner District 3: Larry Bledsoe

Please visit for further information on these candidate endorsements

The CDCPTR endorsements are a result of extensive research and direct interaction with the candidates by the CDCPTR Membership, Officers and Board. It is the CDCPTR’s position that these candidates are “taxpayer friendly” and will conduct their official duties of the office for which they are running in an ethical manner and for the best interests for the community as a whole. These candidates appear to be responsible and responsive in line with the values of the Citizens of Delaware County for Property Tax Repeal Inc. as of the date of this Endorsement.

Please forward this alert to all you voting friends and contacts!

Delaware County Citizens are Not Alone!

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Delaware County citizens are not the lone ranger in the quest for honest and good government. We are not the only people in this nation wondering about how the money is spent.

An interesting audio clip about a small city in California where the citizens began to band together and attend city council meetings and ask questions. Please take a few minutes to listen to the short three-minute audio clip. Pay particular attention to the man and his advise to all people in every city or town.

Bell, California officials arrested reported on NPR ` Morning Edition September 22, 2010. Click here for the audio clip.

“The blue-collar municipality of 37,000 mostly Latino residents is one of a cluster of small cities southeast of Los Angeles that has been wracked by corruption scandals for years.

“This is corruption on steroids,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who filed the charges Tuesday. At a news conference, Mr. Cooley said more charges could be filed as the probe continues. He said the officials could face a range of sentences if convicted, and promised “substantial prison time for the worst offenders.”

Read the full story at:

Bell Tolls for Officials in California Pay Scandal- Wall Steet Journal

Delaware County?