Chucky Deemed Ineligible
The reality is that "Chucky" will be the top vote-getter, garnering three times as many votes as the next closest candidate.
Furthermore, if she ran for governor she would win by a landslide.
Chucky ran for governor, back in 2002. She didn't get many votes.
She's a "victim" now so everybody who feels the "system" wronged them would vote for her. This case only made her more popular.
She's only one senator out of 15. Nobody thinks any of the politicians have any morals anyway, so face the facts and let it go.
I haven't had faith in the US injustice system ever since I started paying attention.
A lot of her usual supporters have been audited trying to get their earned income credit. Support is waning.
As for corruption here, I have not given up on Justice. She might win, but it won't be with my vote.
And Capehart might lose but I am going to vote for her since she is the only senator so far with courage and a moral compass.
Evil will win if good people stay silent
You mean have Chucky recalled? Have the governor recalled for issuing pardon?
We need to focus on the upcoming election and move forward. Hopefully Chucky won't be on the ballot and won't win as a write in.
She is loving the attention and this melee works to her advantage. Best to just ignore her, imo.
If Chucky had a grain of decency she would apologize to all the voters of the Virgin Islands for her crimes, admit she was not elegible to run in the first place and is not now, stick her tail between her legs, shut her mouth, go home gracefully and stop treating us to this ongoing fiasco. Enough already!
I love to be the bearer of good news!
Judge Wilma Lewis was out of order.
1. There cannot be two contradictory injunctions. If Wilma Lewis had authority over the Supremes she would have ordered them to reverse their ruling,
2. Cure of ballot petitions is a local matter so the federal court was never a court of competent jurisdiction. Judge Lewis erred on her face.
3. The TRO was likely awarded to stall so Chucky could get in the ballot and then if she was again ruled ineligible, it would be to late. Sorry deJongh. Your criminal partner in crime will have to teach her supporters how to write to get her name in,
So who should the BOE listened to?
1. The one from the court of competent jurisdiction
2 the latest ruling which as of Friday afternoon was the VI Supremes.
But now, facing judicial review, Wilma Lewis as of 10:30pm last night said that Chuckstermis not eligible. So no more confusion
It is only voter disenfranchisement if you can't write. Illiteracy was your choice. Sorry.
Moreover, you can vote for your candidate on the ballot only if your candidate meets the deadline. Can 20 new voters apply to be on the ballot this week?
And let this be a message to the Lame Losing A$ Loyar Lee Rohn. You lose again. Taking compromising pictures of law professors to her out of law school does not a good loyal make. May your other clients request retainer refunds.
Yes, her supporters can always write her in. That is not disenfranchisement.
And with the pardon, she meets the requirements to be sworn in and hold office.
Realistically, given her fan base, I fully expect her to get elected.
I just wish that her supporters would tattoo it on their foreheads.
On that note, I took pleasure the other day buying all of my produce from the stall next to a well known and vocal Chucky supporter. Sometimes it feels good to vote with your wallet.
Thank goodness she's on St Croix so St Thomas won't have that mess.
But, it's left up to the board to determine the parameters for write ins so Bert Bryan is in control again.
If she is in the VI Legislature, it is everybody's mess.
Bert is not in control. He is one of seven. Rupert Ross and Raymond Williams and Lisa Moorhead are in control. And the first two are up for reelection. They are the same ones who let Chucky apply for elected office in 2010 while she was still serving her sentence.
Know your enemies.
Fellow bloggers, please do not vote for Raymond Williams and Rupert Ross. They are still trying to keep this criminal, pardon or no pardon, in our legislature.
In the latest twist to this saga:
Bryan files motion asking Superior Court to enforce ruling taking Hansen off ballot
ST. CROIX - The legal wrangling surrounding the placement of Sen. Alicia Hansen's name on the upcoming General Election ballot took a new turn, as Adelbert Bryan has filed a motion in V.I. Superior Court, asking Judge Douglas Brady to enforce his judgment and order issued to Elections Supervisor Caroline Fawkes to remove Hansen's name and to impose contempt sanctions for violating the order.
The motion for enforcement of judgement and imposition of contempt sanctions was filed Thursday by Emile Henderson III on behalf of Bryan, the chairman of the St. Croix Board of Elections.
Henderson said in the case before the court, the V.I. Supreme Court entered an order remanding the case to the Superior Court with orders to grant Bryan's petition to remove Hansen from the General Election ballot.
"The Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes must be held in contempt for violating the Superior Court's Aug. 29 order by placing Hansen back on the ballot," Bryan's motion states. "The Superior Court has the authority to enter orders to show cause and hold parties in contempt for failure to comply and to disobey an order of the court."
"Senator Diane Capehart has been circulating a petition that requires the signature of seven of her colleagues, besides her own, in order to discuss the eligibility of Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen to continue to serve as a Virgin Islands’ lawmaker. According Senator Capehart’s office today, six senators, including Capehart, have signed the petition."
It's about time the spineless wonders in the Legislature did something, however they do not have 7 signatures as yet only 6. Come on Nellie and Judy, sign and make it an even 8 signatures in addition to Capehart. It's not like Judy has anything to lose since she's not running again or is she scared of the long arm of Chucky?.