Maybe Mr. Frank can run against Rep. Dougall in the next election cycle, now
that he officially lives in his district.
24 kids sounds about right, for utah county.
Wrote the Deseret News: There were 125 possible delegates and 100 who cast
ballots in two rounds of voting at Lincoln Academy in Pleasant Grove. The victor
needed to garner 60 percent of the votes to win, and Richardson had 62 votes in
the second round of voting.Wrong: To win, a candidate needed a
Wrote the Deseret News: The post opened up following Frank's resignation. Wrong. You can't resign from a seat you don't hold. Corrected restatement: There was no vacancy and the election was a farce on
Constitutional governance. There was no vacancy because the person who should
have been seated was denied his seat because he was a Democrat and the
politicians calling the shots on this one were Republicans who were determined
at all cost, including breaking the law, to keep a Democrat from being seated.
24 kids. I'm sure she spends a lot of quality time with them.
So a GOP rep from District 57 wasn't available for 100 votes? Really, did it
make a difference?
Holly Richardson is a stand up citizen. District 57 is in great hands.Congratulations District 57!
Was Holly elected or SELECTED???Chosen by 62 delegates she was
Do we elect the person or the party?If the Republican candidate was
not legitimate because he lived outside his district boundary, shouldn't the
candidate with the second most votes in the election win the election? Of if the election was bogus as stated above, should the people of the
entire district get a chance to vote on their next representative? 100
Republican delegates doesn't seem like she was elected by "the
people."She' probably a great person, she probably would have
won anyway as the Democrat or any other party is doomed in that neck of the
woods. But going through an election is a vetting process. All I know about
her is that she seems to be a good person, is a Republican, and has lots of
children. And oh yeah, like me, she blogs a lot. But going through any kind of
election process, again that is more than 100 people, exposes the candidate and
his/her positions to more people.And it seems like all the other
candidates, including those from opposing parties, were thrown under the bus.
Since this election didn't legally happen, shouldn't it happen now?
I'm wondering what Ex Rep Frank thinks about his Republican colleagues dropping
him like the plague??Just curious!
I'm a Democrat, and I would have loved to have picked up that seat. However,
the reason the seat did not simply go to the second place person is because the
Utah County Clerk and the Lt Governor both certified the election, and there was
no legal challenge before the Dec 30 deadline to challenge a certification.
Democrats looked into challenging in court, but they had no legal basis.
I am a simple person. With 24 children, how does the lady support them? Find
time for them? Know each by need?Just wondering.
It's not any harder to love 24 than it is to love 1. :-) And besides - we only
have 14 at home.
That's pretty cool.
Bob, the reason that Democrats did not challenge the certification had nothing
to do with the absence of a legal basis. Me, I've spoken with the
Democrat's lead attorney on the case and with the candidate himself. You?Maybe if you, a Democrat, had bothered to give a care, maybe there would
have been a court case.But when the only people calling to offer
support are Republicans, that's a pretty hard-slam indictment of Democrats in
the state, wouldn't you say?
The legislature needs to have accurate and same maps as each district has. This
incident shows that Republicans use double standards to do their business and
also that they do not follow the proper law. They should have had a complete new
election where all voters in the correct district would have voted and then see
who the winner. This comes down to voting by special interests. This approach is
very corrupt and demoralizing to the public.
So now people in both districts are being represented by people they had no
chance to vote for.