Tuesday, April 23, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CLAY CHASTAIN WRITE-IN CANDIDATE LAWSUIT THREATENS TO DELAY KANSAS CITY ELECTION!!! PROLIFIC PETITIONER DECRIES BIAS AGAINST CONSERVATIVES & CHRISTIANS!!!
Activist Clay Chastain launches another court battle and this time he's 100% correct about write-in space on the local ballot.
Write-in candidates serve an important function in a Democracy and a viable candidate put forth by the voters doesn't have to win but only has to create leverage in order to keep another candidate out of office . . . Write-ins are part of the Democratic process and Clay is fighting for this constitutional right.
Also worth pointing out . . . Clay Chastain seems to suggest that some his election hardships are due to his Christian & Conservative identity.
Here's his argument:
Clay files injunction petition in court to enable KC electors to run as write-in candidates in general election.
The increasing number of both lawsuits filed in court and petitions circulated against City Hall is directly proportional to City Hall's heavy-handed behavior and inept leadership. If our elected leaders would conduct themselves ably, in the open and in behalf of the people's interest - not corporate or special interest - then we concerned activists have other things we could be doing. But until then, here we go again....
Last week, City Hall's inside power players instructed the City Clerk not to place designated candidate write-in spaces on the upcoming general election ballot which she later delivered to the Kansas City Election Board (KCEB). This oppressive action to control yet another local election even though... there are not only write-in spaces provided on the national presidential ballot and Missouri's general election ballots, but there have also been past Kansas City general elections in which designated write-in spaces were provided on that ballot. The latest was 2007.
No doubt, those who now control City Hall (officially and unofficially) do not want pragmatic, independent-minded and conservative (perhaps even Christian-oriented, like myself) candidates on the City Council that would put the people's interest above the corporate and special interest.
One would assume that there are many electors of Kansas City that would like to run as a write-in candidate in the general because they too were disgusted as to how rigged (censorship in debates, the Star and other media playing favorites and, of course, all the big money that was flying around for certain establishment-oriented candidates) the primary election was.
The controllers at City Hall want to eliminate the write-in possibility because they do not want any anti-status quo candidates popping up on the general election ballot that might disrupt City Hall's on-going...
#1. tax incentives for frivolous flashy projects party,
#2. novelty streetcars for tourists and developers party,
#3. shiny finy new airport for the upper crust party,
#4. tax abated luxury condos and convention hotel party,
and, of course,
#5. City Hall's rigged elections and squashed petitions party. This ignoble City Hall party has been going on while the City has elevated itself to the 5th most dangerous City in America. Other City Hall awards include...one for decaying infrastructure and unaccredited schools, most potholes per square mile, most citizens moving to Johnson County (from anywhere else) and their most coveted- the most shady elections trophy.
In other words, if conscientious mavericks like myself were elected in the general election by the 85% of the KCMO voters that did not elect Jolie or Quinton in the primary, then City Hall's partying days would be over in a country second. Voters, if you all would show up at the polls we could oust these dishonorable guardians of our City.
Why do you think Kansas City has the two mayoral finalists it has? Because both Jolie and Quinton supported all of the above (1-5) political iniquities. Play along in Kansas City, you will get along in Kansas City.
For the record, I seek to run as a write-in candidate for the City's 4th In-District Council seat. Other caring open-minded and even conservative (we need balance at City Hall) electors, like Crosby Kemper, might want to run as a write-in candidate for mayor.
So today, I file an emergency injunction petition asking the circuit court to order the KCEB to make designated space on the City's 2019 general election ballot for write-in candidates that includes all 12 council positions and the position of mayor.
Developing . . .