Monday, February 22, 2010

Serious Problems with Williams PC Filings


Of the 174 filings submitted to the Marion County Clerk's Office on Friday by the Brian Williams campaign...

4 candidates are filed for Democratic PC, but they actually cast a Republican vote in the last primary election in which they voted.
25 candidates filed in an incorrect precinct
15 candidates are not registered to vote.
16 precincts will have two Brian Williams candidates.

Sources tell me that nine filings in the stack were for state delegate. 73/174 forms filed by the Williams camp apparently had some sort of error on them. I'm told that Loren Heger of the Williams campaign filed these 174 documents.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jon, your analysis assumes there was only one person filing for Williams.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting Jon. Can you somehow post the list of the 174 names/precincts filed? There are a number of us who would like to see where Mr. Williams filed people. Just curious.

Paul K. Ogden said...

How can they be "Republican by registration" when you don't register by political party in Indiana? I suppose you mean they have a Republican primaryt history.

Anonymous said...

This is just the tip of the iceberg in the Williams campaign of election law errors. Doesn't he have an attorney involved with his campaign?

Jon E. Easter said...

Paul, I have attempted to clarify. You are correct though, and I'm sorry for confusion.

I won't publish the names. I'm hearing that many of the people that were filed had no idea what they were in for. There are a couple of cases of people withdrawing.

Anyway, it's all a matter of public record.

Jon E. Easter said...

Also, this is not my analysis but that of a concerned source.

Anonymous said...

Party affiliation is determined by one's primary voting history, usually the last primary in which someone voted.

Anonymous said...

Many of the Wiliams filings were not able to withdraw by the deadline by have agreed to support the hard working committeeperson who has been there for several elections. Many had no idea what they were filing for or were completely mislead. Many of the
Williams candidates are good people who were misused by the Williams campaign for selfish personal reasons.

Anonymous said...

The Williams campaign filed 206 applications for PC over the last month. Do not be limited to one stack and/or one notary.

Anonymous said...

If Williams was smart, and knew what he was doing, he wouldn't have done it this way. The answer is right in front of his face but he's too dumb to figure it out. Shows he doesn't know how this whole process works.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:24, Show the list of 206. How many more ward chairs did he file against directly? How many 2010 candidates who now have to spend time campaigning for PC? A little larger perspective or consideration was required here. Let's not even get into the disgustingly sloppy execution of this flawed strategy. This isn't about "the democratic process" or being an insider or outsider, this is about whether Brian Williams has any sort of political IQ at all.

Bulldog said...

In alot of cases, the PC candidates Williams signed up did not do so with the intent to support him. In at least 10 cases so far, they only agreed to be a PC (several have no idea who Brian is), but they are not comitted to any candidate. He may have caused around 150 forms to be filed, Approximately 100 of those are valid, but the number of those that are committed to voting for Williams is far fewer. They are ready and willing to hear from all candidates and to make an independent decision.

Anonymous said...

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