Pennsylvania Democratic Party Files Lawsuit to Disqualify One of its Legislative Nominees

On July 20, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and some voters filed a lawsuit in state court to disqualify one of the party’s own legislative nominees, Bill DeWeese. He won the Democratic primary in April this year, but on primary day he was sentenced to between 30 months and 60 months in prison. If elected in November, he will not be able to serve, unless his conviction is reversed on appeal. See this story. If he is removed from the November ballot, the party is free to choose a new nominee. He could withdraw but he refuses to do that.

11 comments

  1. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Since when can a statewide party hack gang subvert the will of the gang members in a gerrymander district ???

    Is PA different from most/all States in having the legislative body involved rule on the qualifications of its members ???

  2. Usenet was a free speech zone when Google.com got their name from my logo joogle in October of 1997.

    http://www.usparliament.org/google2012.php

    I’m working for pure proportional representation (PR) and my detractors aren’t for PR.

  3. Curt Boyd · · Reply

    He only served three days of his sentance before he was released. I think he had something to do with keeping Nader and the Greens off the ballot too.

  4. BAN is a lot like politics in PA, back and forth between the single-winner district power grabbers with the news and the lawsuits.

    When you promote single-winner districts like BAN with support for anti-proportional representation candidates and lawsuits, you’re also helping to perpetuate those single-winner districts.

    When you promote pure proportional representation (PR), you’re helping PR.

    Tired of chasing your OWN tail?

    Try pure proportional representation (PR) today! It’s happening now and has been for 17 consecutive years!

    http://www.usparliament.org/votehere.php

  5. Casual Bystander · · Reply

    Ogle you are just asking to have your snarky posts removed. Why don’t you just give it up? If I were Richard I would ban you just like IPR did.

  6. @3 MP Nader [Independent] gave the USA Parliament permission to keep his name on our ballot in 1995 before he was even a candidate for POTUS. Soo after that, the CA Green Party wrote him and invited him to be on their ballot.

    Unfortuantely, MP Nader [Independent] never bothered to participate with the USA Parliament and we certainly missed a great opportunity.

    Much to our dismay, his campaigns which followed for twelve years, never egaged the USA Parliament’s voting system.

    I have the satisfaction to know that I am working with team players who appreciate ranked choice votes cast as proof under the Sainte-Lague parliament seat distribution system, Hagenbach-Bischoff method, my name is a multi-billion dollar gateway and we at the 8th USA Parliament still have potential and a lot of fun.

  7. Jim Riley · · Reply

    #1 In Texas, a political party may replace a candidate when “the information on the candidate’s application for a place on the ballot indicates that the candidate is ineligible for the office” or “facts indicating that the candidate is ineligible are conclusively established by another public record”

    A convicted felon is not eligible for public office; but this does not apply to offices which the constitution prescribes the qualifications, such as the legislature.

    Typically, if a candidate wishes to be replaced, he moves to another district, and the party declares him ineligible and replaces him. He might then choose to change his residence again.

  8. Demo Rep · · Reply

    1968 PA Const. — parts

    Art. II, Sec. 7. No person hereafter convicted of embezzlement of public moneys, bribery, perjury or other infamous crime, shall be eligible to the General Assembly, or capable of holding any office of trust or profit in this Commonwealth.

    Art. II, Sec. 9. The Senate shall, at the beginning and close of each regular session and at such other times as may be necessary, elect one of its members President pro tempore, who shall perform the duties of the Lieutenant Governor, in any case of absence or disability of that officer, and whenever the said office of Lieutenant Governor shall be vacant. The House of Representatives shall elect one of its members as Speaker. Each House shall choose its other officers, and shall judge of the election and qualifications of its members.

    —–
    Again – the last sentence is due to HISTORY — the EVIL rotted monarchs in England versus the Parliament in the 1400s -1600s — i.e. the EVIL monarchs trying to totally rig who got elected.

    Same sort of basic stuff in ALL of the State constitutions ???

    Thus one more MORON case to be thrown OUT of the courts ??? Stay tuned.

  9. @8 I am convinced that by electing Honorable Roseanne Barr [Green Tea] as the Queen under the “Queen rule” may have been a mistake.

    I will be leading an effort to revamp the USA Parliament’s rules in coordination with Honorable 2nd Secretary Mosheh Thezion [All] shortly after the vote count on August 6th, 2012.

    If anyone wants a vote, be sure to elect your name (or anon) to the parliament, and as many allies as you wish.

    Best,
    –James Ogle [Free Parliamentary]
    (415) 686-1996

  10. If anyone wants a vote [as an elected member of MP], be sure to elect your name (or anon) to the parliament, and as many allies as you wish [by using the eballot on the following URLs BEFORE AUGUST 6TH 2012]!!

    http://usparliament.org/v-h-2012.php

    Or,

    Four easy steps for voting in the national “8th USA Parliament Election of 2012” explained here:

    http://usparliament.org/4steps.php

  11. Demo Rep · · Reply

    How come the usparliament.org website is apparently NOT seen / used by every adult on Mother Earth on every day ???
    ——–
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V. — in real govts.

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