2016 Ind. ballot challenges

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Post by bob » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:18 pm

Indy Star: Cruz, Rubio presidential candidacies face citizenship challenges in Indiana:
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are facing challenges alleging they don’t qualify for the Indiana primary ballot because they aren’t “natural born citizens.”

The Indiana Election Commission is scheduled to take up those challenges Friday, along with the question of whether U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young submitted enough signatures to qualify for the May 3 primary ballot.

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But Richard Carter, an 85-year-old from Madison who usually votes in Republican primaries, argues in a one-page letter to the Indiana secretary of state that Cruz and Rubio don't meet the Constitution’s “natural born” requirement.

Carter did not return phone calls seeking comment.

Bob Kern, a perpetual candidate for Congress and convicted felon, is also challenging Cruz’s candidacy.

“If he wants to be president," Kern said in a phone interview, "he should run in Canada."

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The challenge by Kern, a Democrat who is also a Trump supporter, has an interesting twist. Formerly known as Bobby Hidalgo, he changed his name to Bob Kern on a 1998 congressional primary filing and cruised to victory over the party’s preferred candidate, R. Nagarajan. Party leaders bemoaned Kern’s victory, attributing it to voter apprehension about foreign-sounding names. Kern lost to Republican incumbent Dan Burton by more than 50 percentage points.

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The commission will also deal with several other challenges when it meets at 1:30 p.m.


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Post by esseff44 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:09 pm

One of the most hilarious of the birther hearings was with O'rly and her co-plaintiffs in Indiana. Bobby (Hidalgo) Kern was one of them.



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Post by Reality Check » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:22 pm

Who was the guy that was escorted out of the hearing for yelling at the commissioners?


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Post by bob » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:36 pm

esseff44 wrote:One of the most hilarious of the birther hearings was with O'rly and her co-plaintiffs in Indiana. Bobby (Hidalgo) Kern was one of them.
Was Kern was not one of complainers (n.b.: Taitz was only a witness :roll: ) during the 2012 ballot challenge.? The TFB archives indicate that Taitz thought the previous challenge to Kern would help her remove Obama.

Kern played heavily in Taitz's emergency motion for reconsideration to the commission, but he was not at the infamous hearing:
:twisted: http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/emergency-m ... ome-later/ :twisted:


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Post by esseff44 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:20 pm

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I was thinking about this one. Isn't it Bobby that gets ejected for disrupting and when he's told he's out of order, O'rly tells the panel that they are all out of order?

That's right. O'rly was a witness, not a plaintiff nor an attorney for the challengers.



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Post by bob » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:33 pm

esseff44 wrote:Isn't it Bobby that gets ejected for disrupting and when he's told he's out of order, O'rly tells the panel that they are all out of order?
I remember someone got all huffy and stormed out, but I don't recall who it was. (And my google-fu is not helping.) :geezer:

But what a difference four years make: In 2012, Taitz was flying to Indiana so she could be a witness for a ballot challenge, and then sued in Indiana when the commission ruled against her the challengers.

Now: Taitz reads the headlines; she doesn't make them anymore.


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Post by esseff44 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:13 pm

Here's the part of the BOTG report of the IND hearing with Judge Reid having to deal with Bobby Kern.

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Post by bob » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:41 am

Ind. Bus. J.: Cruz, Rubio remain eligible for Indiana presidential ballots:
The Indiana Election Commission on Friday rejected two challenges to whether Cruz may remain on the state's May 3 primary ballot. The votes were 3-1.

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The Indiana Election Commission also voted 4-0 to turn away a challenge to the eligibility of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.


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