Saturday, April 13, 2019
TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! CLAY CHASTAIN CHAMPIONS KANSAS CITY WRITE-IN DEMOCRACY AMID LAUNCH OF 4TH DISTRICT AT-LARGE CAMPAIGN!!!
First thing first . . . Kansas City's most prolific transit activist is 100% correct when the talks about the necessity of write-in space on the upcoming ballot.
Over the years many Kansas City voters have forgotten that Mr. Chastain has been absolutely correct about more than a few local topics. He was right about restoring Union Station. He's correct when he engages voters on the street level in face to face conversations. And now his ballot check on City Hall is also in line with local election rules.
Even better . . .
NOW CLAY WANTS ON CITY COUNCIL!!!
Check his presser for the explanation and perspective from one of the most strident and consistent activists for voter rights KCMO has ever seen. Checkit:
Clay Chastain informs City's legal department they must put candidate write-in line on general election ballot.
Former primary election candidate, conservative and engineer Clay informed the City Clerk and the City's legal department (Attorney Sarah Baxter) they must include a candidate write-in line on the general election ballot, or face a legal challenge to the election.
The charter does not include instructions to the City Clerk for placing a candidate write-in line on the general election ballot. Therefore, the issue must give way to precedent and Missouri State Statutes.
#1. According to the KCEB, the KCMO 2007 general election ballot included a candidate write-in line on the sample ballot.
#2. Missouri State Statute, 115.453 paragraph 4, discusses write-in candidate lines for a general election ballot.
#3. When you vote for President of the United States, there is a candidate write-in line on the presidential election ballot.
Therefore, the City Clerk / City's legal department must amend their current and defiant stance and place a candidate write-in line on the general election ballot or face having the election legally challenged in court.
**Note: The Statute also prohibits losing primary candidates from declaring themselves as a write-in candidate for that same elected office in the general.
So, Clay now declares himself to be a write-in candidate for the City's 4th District at Large Council seat.
Clay can fix our messed up City just as effectively from that important council position as being mayor in a Council / City Manager form of government. Clay is not a rah rah, schmooze with elitists nor a ribbon cutting mayoral-type anyway.
So,,,,,,,Clay's candidacy to... stop the City's excessive violence, clean up City Hall secrecy and corruption, stop ALL tax incentives to wealthy developers, eliminate the earning's tax, focus the City's attention on improving infrastructure - not pushing more glitzy projects for corporate interests, putting the Paseo name change to a public vote, confining the slow, novelty and obsolete streetcar to downtown and promoting his "Green Transit Initiative" (to modernize and expand the City's transit system as well as be the catalyst to restore, grow and prosper our City around)...lives on!!!!
4th District At-Large Council write-in candidate, Clay Chastain
And all of this has inspired our playlist tonight on the topic of Clay's career and local Democracy . . .
Developing . . .