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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:29 PM

Judge dismisses GOP lawsuit that sought to remove dozens of Democrats from November ballot

Source: Dallas News

2 HRS AGO
Gromer Jeffers Jr., Political Writer

Updated at 2:45 p.m. to include additional reaction.

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that would have removed more than 80 Democrats from the November general election ballot, putting to rest a controversy that threatened to toss Dallas County elections into chaos.

State District Judge Eric Moyé issued an order tossing out Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Missy Shorey's lawsuit against Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Donovan and 127 Democrats originally listed on the March 6 primary election ballot. After the primary, the names of the candidates that were in jeopardy dwindled to 82.

The lawsuit contended that Donovan did not sign the candidate applications of 127 Democrats before they were forwarded to the Texas Secretary of State's office. That signature, according the lawsuit, was needed in order to certify the candidates for the election.

But Moyé on Monday sided with the defense and dismissed the claims. In a hearing Friday a team of lawyers, led by Randy Johnston, argued that Shorey did not have standing to bring the suit. They also said Donovan isn't required by law to sign candidate petitions and that the matter is moot because the election is already underway. In his order, Moyé didn't elaborate on the reasons he dismissed the controversial lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-elections/2018/04/23/judge-dismisses-gop-lawsuit-sought-remove-dozens-democrats-november-election

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Judi Lynn Apr 2018 OP
sakabatou Apr 2018 #1
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #3
flibbitygiblets Apr 2018 #4
Gothmog Apr 2018 #2
AllaN01Bear Apr 2018 #5
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:30 PM

1. Again, this shows that the GOP wants and has to cheat

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:47 PM

3. Soon rump sycophants will be on the courts and decisions like this will be memories.

Unless we do something about it

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:53 PM

4. If they can't win they're happy to cheat

"Public servants" my ass. They're as disdainful of the public as most human resources staff of are disdainful of company employees. In both cases, I always find myself thinking "why did you go into this line of business when you clearly HATE people?"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 05:31 PM

2. This is great news

This lawsuit was bogus

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 06:55 PM

5. get off your ass and do your jobs. quit playing games with our lives .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 08:28 PM

6. Now THAT is the way these electoral issues need to go.

Thankful to hear this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:27 PM

7. Republicans are pathetic. n/t

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