Saturday, February 23, 2008

PA U.S. Rep. John Murtha Unopposed in Primary Possibility General Should Challenge Stand

In Pennsylvania, the legal challenges to nomination petitions of candidate/s seeking to replace incumbents in the election has begun full force.

Prominent U.S. Congressman John Murtha doesn't have the standing to challenge a petition of an opponent seeking the bid for his seat in the Republican Primary, but others do, with a wink, wink... it's all politics all the time.

Murtha opponent awaits ballot ruling

Murtha's re-election committee circulated an email, according to the Tribune-Review, noting: over 180 invalid signatures or unregistered voters in the 12th Congressional District."

As we've posed many times, the voter registration database in counties are the heart of the election process, however.

If the foundation of the election process, the county's database, is in any way inaccurate, how can anyone trust any names that appear on nomination petitions?

However, it's farcical to challenge petition signatures for flimsy reasons.

These fall into innumerable categories, including absence of a middle initial. Challenging because a name is the same as another on the voter list is acceptable, since many people are registered with a Jr. or Sr., but don't usually sign that way on other documents.

As for John Murtha, his accusations Marines serving in Haditha committed "murder" of innocent civilians are increasingly being proven wrong.

(Net the Truth Online)

WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Murtha wrong, video at Haditha hearing shows
Evidence of firefight attack on Marines presented to judge

February 21, 2008
8:06 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., who publicly accused the Marines of killing Iraqi civilians in "cold blood," was wrong, according to video presented as evidence at a hearing for an officer charged in the case stemming from the battle in Haditha.

Monday, May 29, 2006
Should the Iraqis' Accounts of Marines Killing Innocents Prove False Rep. Murtha and Media Using anonymous sources should suffer

Wednesday, April 04, 2007
John Murtha & Haditha Incident Update Report

Murtha opponent awaits ballot ruling
By The Tribune-Review
Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Republican seeking to run for the seat held by U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha expects to find out next week if his name will appear on his party's ballot.

Bill Russell, a 44-year-old Army veteran angered by the Democratic congressman's opposition to the war in Iraq, declined to predict victory prior to a Commonwealth Court hearing on a challenge to his nominating papers...

Two Republicans, including former Johnstown mayor Don Zucco, took the action that could result in Russell's name being removed from consideration...


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