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May 15, 2012


Christian Southwick

Classy. Nothing demonstrates fitness for elected office like trying to have your only meaningful opponent stricken so that there is no bona fide choice in candidates come November. But, by all means, let's huff and puff and pretend this is about the rule of law.

Patricia Baca

It is a serious violation, but I believe the suit had to be filed before early voting began. Also, if he is thrown off the ballot, as I understand it, the Republican Party State Executive Committee will fill the vacancy on the ballot. My guess they will pick Hecht.

Ironically, Hecht's potential Republican opponent Charles Seymore's name was removed from the ballot within hours of his application for the exact same violations. I find it interesting they checked Seymore's application, but not Hecht's.

Paul J. Smith

I'm wondering if the "powers to be" are concerned,, or is this just a "technical" violation of the election code that surely can't apply to those in power?

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