Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A.P: Ballot Decision Benefited Nixon

A.P. EXCLUSIVE: Nixon Could Accept More Money With A Primary Challenger

Carnahan Approved An Opponent After The Deadline
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democratic governor's candidate Jay Nixon was able to accept about $600,000 because of a decision to place a little-known challenger on the primary ballot.
Nixon easily defeated Shelbina factory worker Daniel Carroll in the August primary.
But that came after Carroll was disqualified, then placed back on the ballot by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
Documents show that Carnahan's decision allowing Carroll on the ballot came a day after the deadline to certify the official candidate list to local election authorities. Carroll was Nixon's only challenger.
Under state law in place at the time, candidates with primary opponents could accept twice as much money from political party committees as those who were unopposed. Carnahan denies that any politics were involved in the decision.

1 comment:

whistleblower said...

Whatever happened to the "good ol' days" when the SOS would simply change the date, get caught, and get impeached?

Today, under the "Carnahan Regime", the SOS can simply ignore the law. Nobody will dare challenge such power.