Wednesday, August 15, 2018

what is Aadhaar, exactly? seems to be related to india's voter ID but different.

Republicans have a Kobach problem and, like Trump, it's not going away soon. - usa today


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer concedes to Kris Kobach, a week after the state primary

Kobach has won the Republican primary for governor.


In all, Secretary of State Kris Kobach gained 325 votes in Johnson County, and Gov. Jeff Colyer gained 301. That brings Kobach's lead statewide to 345 votes, as of Tuesday afternoon, in the race for the GOP candidate for governor.
Although Johnson County's canvassing is now complete, several other Kansas counties are still working to certify their final results. Across the state, there were nearly 9,000 provisional ballots that have to be considered.
The possibility of legal action still hangs over this still too-close-to-call primary election. Friday is the deadline for either candidate to request a recount.

post about wanting to be an amicus in tyson timms.

in 2008 i joined an amicus in crawford v marion county election board.
while the other amici were organizations, i was an indiana voter whose provisional vote ha not been counted.  i wanted to show real people were affected.

now it is 2018, and i m seeking counsel for an amicus in the merits round of
tyson timms v indiana.

i have a current case in marion county indiana, case number,  49d04-1806-ov-022888, in which i have alleged as a defense that the proposed fine is excessive under the 8th amendment as incorporated by the 14th.

also, i may amend my counterclaim to add a count concerning the taking of my car, a 1990 geo prim.
so far as i know, the geo prim itself lacks standing to be an amicus.

i am not asking anyone to re-invent the wheel, but would prefer to join  a brief already in progress, so i will be contacting counsel. i am inept at networking,
but this message is a start. time is of the essence, if briefs are due in early september.

Monday, August 13, 2018


Sunday, August 12, 2018


Additional Votes Counted in Washington U.S. House Race, 2nd District: Libertarian Now Holds a Narrow Lead for Second

As Washington election officials continue to tally more votes from the August 7 primary for U.S. House, 2nd district, the identity of the second-place finisher has changed twice. Votes posted on Friday, August 10, now show the Libertarian Party candidate, Brian Luke, in second place. Whoever places second will appear on the November ballot under the top-two system.
Here are the results as of the end of the day, August 10. Luke has 11,738; independent Gary Franco has 11,664; a Democrat has 11,602; and the Republican, Mike the Mover, has 11,249.
If Luke does eventually take second, that will be the first time that any minor party candidate has ever placed first or second in a top-two election, when there was also a Republican and a Democrat in the same race. It will also be the first time that a minor party candidate for U.S. House has appeared on the November ballot in Washington, since the state started using top-two in 2008.

i'm thinking of trying to become an amicus on the merits in tyson timbs v indiana,
the institute for justice's 6th supreme court case.

i have been an amicus at the court once before, in crawford, and could pitch it to the same coalition.

i have a related state case involving an excessive fines incorporation claim.

looking for help from anyone interested.

the amicus could be from 'robbin stewart and a 1990 geo prim.'

so i guess my first homework is to rea the cert ptition


to be clear, i do not want to write the brief, just join one, as a real party in interest.



Demands for Voter Identification Require a Constitutional Standard of Reasonable Suspicion of Illegal Activity

Robert Ellis Smith and Richard Sobel
PS: Political Science and Politics
Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan., 2009), pp. 103-105
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/20452381
Page Count: 3
this was my crawford amicus republished as an article.

Friday, August 10, 2018


In addition to counting mail-in ballots, county officials must review nearly 9,000 provisional ballots, given to voters at the polls when their eligibility is in question. The counties have until Aug. 20 to finish. Mr. Colyer’s campaign on Friday announced plans to have representatives in all 105 counties when provisional ballots are reviewed. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kris-kobach-e2-80-99s-lead-over-jeff-colyer-is-at-110-in-kansas-e2-80-99-republican-primary-for-governor/ar-BBLM3ff

kobach leads by 120, with 9000 to count. my guess is he will not do well with provisional voters, since he is the one making them use a provisional vote.


Thursday, August 09, 2018



the net number of provisional votes needed to stop kobach.
this number will change, but that's it as of now.

“If I was a House guy in an R+10 or less seat I’d be getting on the phone and raising money and putting a sign on my dog.” - nyt.

oh chute.

this photo shows a brown county commissioner electioneering in an electioneering-free one, allegedly, says the brother of her opponent.
there turned out to be a reasonable explanation, and the charge was dismissed.

but the board then went on to discuss disclaimers.

Election board: Sign must have disclaimer
If a person puts up a sign on his truck supporting a candidate, it has to have a disclaimer on it to be legal, the Brown County Election Board determined.
Mari Miller, a candidate for Brown County assessor, filed a complaint with the election board regarding a sign that John Kennard affixed to the entire tailgate of his personal pickup truck. It says: “A Republican for Democrat Brenda Woods Brown County Clerk.”
[John’s Profile linkedin.com/in/john-kennard-07167845 ]
The sign doesn’t contain a disclaimer that says who paid for it. Miller told the election board that she knew truck sign disclaimers had been an issue during the primary election.
Election board member Susanne Gaudin said that after studying the law, it appeared to her that if Kennard “would like to express his right to free speech,” he would have to put a line of text on the sign that said who paid for it and that it was not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
 Kennard argued that that didn’t make much sense, especially considering the free speech part. “I just find it interesting that I can say I hate anything or anybody on my bumper, but I can’t say I support this,” he said. “… I don’t know why I can burn a flag, but I can’t put that (candidate support sign without a disclaimer) on my truck. … I just feel like we’re picking on something that, I think, as an American, I have a right to state.”
Gaudin said she had the same questions, but that’s what the attorney at the Indiana Election Division told her: A disclaimer is needed. She told Kennard to talk to his legislator if he wanted to get the law changed.
Gaudin also advised Miller to not use her government email account for any future election-related correspondence. Miller said that was an oversight and she understands the reasoning for keeping her current job as county assessor separate from her assessor campaign.

to: brown county indiana election board, Susanne C. Gaudin
cease and desist from any attempt to enforce indiana's unconstitutional disclaimer statute.

i suggest you review Janus (2018), or footnote 11 of Majors v Abell (in 2004),
or stewart v taylor (1997). or mcintrye v ohio, or talley v mcintyre.
- robbin stewart.

cc: E. PAIGE FREITAG  https://www.bloominglaw.com/blog/
 WILLIAM C. LLOYD Lloyd Law Office Bloomington, Indiana
former lawyers for gaudin
Clerk of the Brown Circuit Court
Brenda Woods, Clerk
J.P. Owens, First Deputy Clerk 
20 East Main Street
P.O. Box 85
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812-988-5510
Fax:     812-988-5562
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays.

guess: clerk@browncounty-in.us

Brown County Election Board Members
Richard Kelley, Chairman
Democrat Board Member

Susanne Gaudin,
Republican Board Member

Brenda Woods,
Clerk Brown Circuit Court

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Kansas Governor Republican Primary


Kris Kobach 126,25740%
Jeff Colyer 126,06640%
Jim Barnett 27,4768%
Ken Selzer 24,3727%
Patrick "PK" Kucera 3,1511%
Tyler Ruzich 2,2440%
Joseph Tutera Jr.

Monday, August 06, 2018

ваши документы, товарищ
vashi dokumenty, tovarishch

must show ID to vote

proposed precinct sign.


Kris Kobach, a strong and early supporter of mine, is running for Governor of the Great State of Kansas. He is a fantastic guy who loves his State and our Country - he will be a GREAT Governor and has my full & total Endorsement! Strong on Crime, Border & Military. VOTE TUESDAY!

best letter to the editor of 2018


In the forthcoming election, I will again refuse to show my photo ID and demand that I may vote and have my vote counted. Even if you have a photo ID and wish not to be inconvenienced, let your conscience be your guide.
                   Terry Beckmeyer

Terry Beckmeyer is 71 years old and was born on 4/1/1947. Currently, she lives in New Haven, MO. Sometimes Terry goes by various nicknames including Terry T Beckmeyer. Her ethnicity is Caucasian, and religious views are listed as Christian. Terry is now married. She has a reported annual income of $60,000 - $69,999 and a current net worth value of $50,000 - $99,999.  Learn More


Voting is our principal, fundamental right, for without it, our democracy cannot even exist. If the legislators in Jefferson City are bent on correcting improprieties and abuse, they have only to look in the mirror. Intimidating some voters with pretentious and restrictive laws is meant only to disenfranchise them. In this case, me.
Terry Beckmeyer

more details of how she wasn't able to vote - denied a provisional ballot.

does she have a case for damages?

Sunday, August 05, 2018


withrew from senate race; will gary johnson run?

Monday, July 30, 2018


maui attempts to ban political speech.


maui: Panel: Disclaimers required on all political advertising

Many political signs, ads don’t contain necessary fine print

“It is critical that the candidates, committees and public know who is behind the messages on signs and banners in our community for better and more informed voting,” said commission Executive Director Kristin Izumi-Nitao. “The 2018 election will be very exciting with 295 candidates running for office, 266 noncandidate committees that includes 16 super PACs, and ballot issues committees who are in formation.”

Commission Staff

The Commission staff consists of an executive director, associate director, general counsel, administrative assistant and elections assistant.

Executive Director – Kristin E. Izumi-Nitao
Associate Director – Tony Baldomero
General Counsel – Gary Kam
Elections Assistant – Sandy Lee
Administrative Assistant – Yayoi Tumamao

the panel is acting illegally, tortiously, and unconstitutionally.
the right to signs without disclaimers is clearly established by
talley v california, bates v little rock, and naacp v alabama.
why does maui want to return to jim crow?

our right to speak freely was fought for and won uring the civil rights movement. mcintyre v ohio is the controlling case here.
the board might be confused by the jimmy yamada case.
they should instead read aclu v heller, or janus, becerra, or justice thomas in masterpiece cakeshop.

i will fight this. anyone attempting to enforce this unlawful rule can expect to be reported to the attorney disciplinary commission, if hawaii has one of those.

The decision by the commission came at its first meeting after Gov. David Ige vetoed a bill that would have exempted certain committees from having ad disclaimers on their signs and banners.
The law requires any political ad that is broadcast, televised, circulated, published or distributed, including by electronic means, to:
• Contain the name and address of the candidate, candidate committee, noncandidate committee or other person paying for the ad.

• Contain a notice in a prominent location stating either that the ad has not been approved by the candidate or has the approval and authority of the candidate — unless the advertisement was paid for by a candidate, candidate committee or ballot issue committee.

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