Friday, May 03, 2019
ACTIVIST CLAY CHASTAIN LOSES WRITE-IN BALLOT FIGHT BECAUSE HE COULDN'T MAKE IT BACK TO KANSAS CITY!!!
Thing of it is . . . He's totally correct on this issue and KCMO should provide write-in space.
Mahoney Via Twitter: Jackson Co Judge denies Clay Chastain’s request for election officials to provide a slot for write-in candidates in KCMO’s June 18th election.
The struggle according to Clay:
"Judge ruled against Clay because he was not at hearing even though the court gave Clay less than 24 hours notice of hearing. Clay's daughter is in school and Clay could not be in Kansas City on such short notice. Clay informed the court he could be reached on phone for a conference call and also sent Vincent Lee "the General "to speak in his behalf. The court was uncooperative and declined all of Clay's efforts to represent himself. The court even refused to just rule from the bench based on the facts pleaded in Clay's petition he filed with the court. Once again, justice for the people denied in Kansas City!"
The transit guru has an alternative plan . . .
But, all is not lost. Clay wants voters to mark up their ballots:
"Missouri State Statute 115.456 says election authorities must count write-in candidate votes so long as the declared candidate's name is written in by voters and voters also write next to the candidate's name the office candidate is seeking.
"So voters, come one come all on June 18th and ask for a paper ballot, write-in Clay Chastain for 4th In-District City Councilman and watch the fun begin and "the City Beautiful" return - Clay Chastain, Write-in candidate for 4th In-District City Councilman"
Developing . . .