Up for the Challenge
For the people at city hall to have such disdain for me they spend a lot of time on my blog. Apparently, they took my sarcasm in the last post of 2015 to heart and now they’re scrambling to get Crider sworn in before the election is actually certified. Don’t they know that everyone that has a measure of intelligence can see they are working overtime to steal an election. Why are they so hard pressed to keep me out of city hall? Someone stated on the blog that I should be ashamed to show up at city hall after losing the election. Did I lose the election or did I discover the new depths of corruption? With all the errors that was revealed during this special election, I now question the results of all the past elections here in Lumberton.
On December 20, 2015, Crider was at Ward’s telling everyone that he was mayor and for an entire week he was making his rounds with the news outlets telling everyone that would listen that according to the attorney general opinion he found there wouldn’t be a runoff election while I was contacting the same news outlets, providing them with the law that stated a runoff election was required. Somehow, my story, you know the one that was actually true, was never printed in the Hattiesburg American. I guess Haskel Burns lost the interview tape. On yesterday, I received reports that Crider was in Fiorella’s saying he was getting sworn in before the meeting and would serve a mayor at the first meeting of the year. Really. I guess they’re trying to get this election wrapped up before any more errors surface.
Pictured above is a copy of the notice that was posted at the Lumberton Public Library for the special call meeting that was scheduled on December 22, 2015 to set the date for the runoff election for December 29, 2015. If you notice, the notice states the meeting will be held on December 29, 2015. In addition to the fact that Cora Rogers called a meeting to order that did not have a quorum, the board was holding an illegal meeting because the meeting was not properly posted. At the actual meeting, with the city attorney present, Cora Rogers called a meeting to order without an actual quorum. There were only two aldermen present and they went on with the meeting, said the prayer, pledge of allegiance and read the item on the agenda before anyone said anything about the lack of a quorum then they sat there calling the other aldermen and waiting 5-6 minutes before they could start the meeting. If they’re making these type of errors in areas they’re supposed to know ,in positions they've had for 2-6 years, I can’t help but wonder what type of errors they made in their efforts to be deceitful. Why cheat?
When they went in the backroom to review the 12 affidavit ballots, it took them over an hour to review 12 affidavit ballots. They discarded 7 of the 12 ballots based on information they received from Cora Rogers but didn’t bother contacting the Circuit Clerk’s office. Their explanation for discarding the ballots was the claim they did not live in the city limits but at least 5 of the 7 voters lived within blocks of me. So, if they were not qualified to vote then how was I qualified to run for office? Later, Crider made the claim in the Hattiesburg American that the ballots were discarded because they voters had felony records. They’re so willing to besmirch the voters that now they’re categorized as felons. I wonder where he got that information from. OAN, kudos to Merlene, according to a report, she managed to hold the special election and the runoff election for $2,000. When Aaron Lott resigned, the special election cost over $2,500 but then again, Merlene is the one that don’t know how to prepare a budget so I don’t trust those numbers anyway. Let me get off this blog and get on the phone with the Secretary of State’s office. See you at the board meeting.