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ms411
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Starting a new thread to answer a question in another thread.

According to the Virgin Islands Daily News dated today, there were approximately 1,400 ballots from STX that had write ins, but that total may have included other names. Don't think that total includes stickers either.

Based on that number, Chucky would not make top 7.

Counters are taking a break until further notice.

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Topic starter Posted : November 5, 2014 10:32 pm
MissJustice
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Yay. Ding dong. The witch is gone.

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Posted : November 5, 2014 10:43 pm
longhorn
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here's the ustream link:
http://m.ustream.tv/channel/vi-action-group-live-stream

the way I understand it and could be wrong. Is that if there was a sticker, it wouldn't have been bubbled in, so it wouldn't count as "write in" on the machine. The 1455 were read as a bubble on the machine.

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Posted : November 5, 2014 10:57 pm
islandjoan
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Longhorn is correct.

From the visource article:
Because party symbol ballots, early voting ballots, ballots with write-in votes and St. Croix ballots with stickers for Sen. Alicia "Chucky" Hansen have not yet been counted, there is an unusually high number of ballots yet to be counted. Wednesday afternoon, St. Croix Board of Elections members were still running 903 ballots through the election system's tabulating machines that were not run last night.

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Posted : November 6, 2014 11:58 am
buck
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What is the status today on Chucky? Is it over for her?

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Posted : November 9, 2014 1:20 pm
ms411
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Yes, it is over for Chucky. There are not enough write in ballots to get her to 7th place, and not all the write ins are for her.

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Topic starter Posted : November 9, 2014 1:42 pm
MissJustice
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We get a two year reprieve. But thanks to deJongh's pardon she is eligible to be on the ballot in two years.
There is honor among thieves.

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Posted : November 9, 2014 2:55 pm
DonExodus
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Considering her average voter probably cannot read or write this was an excellent strategy 😀

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Posted : November 9, 2014 6:46 pm
Alana33
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Chucky not a senator for 2 yrs! 🙂
Good ting, meeson!

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Posted : November 9, 2014 6:55 pm
MissJustice
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Hold on tight. Chucky may have another conviction in the pipeline. We just need to elect a sheriff with a strong ATty General like ?Soraya.

And we need to make sure the next governor does not pardon her, Chucky. Hint. Mapp is not promising any pardons. None.

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Posted : November 9, 2014 8:07 pm
ms411
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Soraya as AG is political suicide. If Chucky is convicted of federal crime no governor can pardon.

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Topic starter Posted : November 9, 2014 9:18 pm
MissJustice
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Maybe her upcoming indictment is joint between federal and local authorities.

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Posted : November 10, 2014 10:43 am
CruzanIron
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Maybe her upcoming indictment is joint between federal and local authorities.

Indictment for?

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Posted : November 10, 2014 10:53 am
MissJustice
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If I told you, well, I would have to kick you.
Seriously, An entity is waiting for Chucky's supporter, deJongh, to leave office, otherwise the indictment will not go through because deJongh will instruct his attorney General to bury it. Remember deJongh wants Chucky to be conviction free.

Chucky's supporters are reading this and flipping out trying to figure out which crime or crimes they need to worry about.

And she will not have the power to make laws while in office to protect herself. Yay.

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Posted : November 11, 2014 9:28 am
Alana33
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Okay this may seem like a stupid question, but if Hansen was not eligible to run for office in 2014, prior to her being pardoned, then would it not remain that she was ineligible to serve the terms she did after her 3 convictions?

If that was the case, are all the bills she sponsored and had a part of signing into law, legally binding? The Supreme court decided that her pardon was not retroactive past the date of her pardon by Dejongh.

Why is it that no one seems to be able to answer whether she has made any financial restitution regarding the money she defrauded the VI government while collecting her senatorial salary and benefits for those terms?

How would her inelligibility effect her receiving her salary and benefits during those terms? Or would it?

Sorry, that was more than one question but I am curious.

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Posted : November 11, 2014 11:34 am
OldTart
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Sorry, that was more than one question but I am curious.

I doubt any answers can come from a forum (but certainly a lot of speculation and conjecture requiring fortification of the tinfoil hat). The answers can only be addressed by legal counsel.

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Posted : November 11, 2014 11:43 am
jostvandog
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Now she's demanding a recount? I guess term "gracious in defeat" is not in her vocabulary.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 11:31 am
Alana33
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She fought tooth and nail to remain on the ballot. You think she would concede graciously? There is nothing gracious about Chucky Hansen.
Grateful that the STX voting population had enough of her.

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Posted : November 17, 2014 11:46 am
MissJustice
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Only ballot candidates are entitled to recounts. Dejongh's pardon has emboldened this woman and the Board of Elections. There is no law here. Not yet.

Meanwhile the Avis and the daily news who gave one sided reporting of the boe is finally getting their own.

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Posted : December 5, 2014 11:46 am
Alana33
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Elaborate?

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Posted : December 5, 2014 12:21 pm
MissJustice
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The Avis and the Daily News have given inaccurate and biased reports over the last couple of years about the demeanor of the Board of Elections meetings. They have characterized the meetings as rancorous and consistently maligned Bert Bryan. Now cantankerous Bert may be, but we found out when VI Action group started filming the meetings that it was really Rupert Ross and other board members who consistently break the law.
These same boe members were able to approve a convict currently serving a term to be on the ballot, continue to employ an election supervisor under whose watch 1.7$ million went missing, and 3000 ballots went missing. All without much media anything. The media abetted the board and demonized Bert Bryan instead.
Now the honeymoon is over only because the former media sweetheart Rupert Ross has thrown them out in their heads. So now they're upset?
Did the media even bother to highlight the fact that Chucky is not a ballot candidate and therefore not entitled to a recount?
Did they bother to add a TRO from recounting Chucky's ballots as a violation and misuse of public funding.
Whether you love or hate Bert Bryan he has condemned the barring of the public as the law condemns.
And the media who has been the willing and dishonest tool of Rupert Ross and his cronies is finally getting their own.

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Posted : December 9, 2014 9:18 am
ms411
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Another senator asked for a recount, so by granting her request all ballots should be recounted.

Wikipedia states that optional recounts are usually paid for by someone other than the taxpayer. The VI should make a similar law.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Election_recount

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Topic starter Posted : December 9, 2014 11:03 am
CarlHartmann
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As part of the ongoing effort to allow folks to read source documents rather than press accounts regarding legal issues....here is the Complaint filed by O'Reilly:

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
DIVISION OF ST. CROIX

NEREIDA RIVERA O'REILLY, Plaintiff,

v.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS, ST. CROIX DISTRICT, Adelbert M. Bryan, Lilliana Belardo de O'Neal, Rupert W. Ross, Jr., Glenn Webster, Lisa Harris­ Moorhead, Raymond J. Williams, Roland Moolenaar (all named in their official capacity only) and the Government of the Virgin Islands, Defendants

Action for Mandamus, Permanent Injunction and Declaratory Relief

COMPLAINT

Comes now NEREIDA RIVERA O'REILLY, by counsel, and hereby alleges as
the basis of her complaint against the Defendants as follows:

1. This Court has jurisdiction to hear this matter pursuant to 4 V.l.C. § 76. 5 V.l.C. §
80, 5 V.l.C. § 1261, 5 V.l.C. § 1361 and Title 18 of the Virgin Islands Code.

2. The Plaintiff Nereida "Nellie" Rivera O'Reilly (O'Reilly) is a sitting Senator and has currently been re-elected to the Legislature of the Virgin Islands during the on-going 2014 election process based upon the November 15, 2014, certified election votes. See Exhibit 1 attached.

3. The Defendants, including the Government of the Virgin Islands and the Board of Elections (St. Croix District), as well as its named members listed in the caption of the complaint (hereinafter referred to collectively as Board), have been entrusted by law with conducting the 2014 General Election on St. Croix,

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including the recounting of votes, pursuant to Title 18 of the Virgin Islands Code.

4. One sitting Senator, Alicia Hansen (Hansen), did not get re-elected during this 2014 election cycle based on the initial counting of ballots. See Exhibit 1.

5. Indeed, Hansen failed to receive sufficient votes to get re-elected even though the Board improperly counted certain ballots for Hansen, attributing votes to her that were cast for over 60 different names in violation of 18 V.l.C. § 625. See Exhibit 1.

6. The Board also failed to provide a list showing the number of ballots it declared void as well as the number of blank ballots cast for a candidate, as required by 18 V.l.C. § 625, in order to fully inform the candidates of the election results to determine whether to seek a recount.

7. Hansen requested a recount, which request upon information and belief was untimely under 18 V.l.C. § 629(a).

8. In fact, as defined by Title 18, Hansen is not a candidate who is entitled to seek a recount as defined by 18 V.l.C. § 1, as further noted in the language in 18 V.l.C.
§ 625 which distinguishes between "candidates" nominated by a party and independent candidates with "persons" who receive write-in votes.

9. The Board did not act upon Hansen's request for a recount within the time required by 18 V.l.C. § 629(b).

10.However, despite the forgoing violations of Title 18, the Board granted the request for a recount.

11. The Board's unlawful conduct was further tainted by its improper decision to

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change the method of counting the votes during the recount by agreeing that ballots with any mark for Hansen would be counted even if the "bubble" on the ballot was not marked, as required for other candidates, despite requiring such markings during the first vote count. Said action was made after the time for other candidates, such as the plaintiff, to seek a recount. In this regard, the plaintiff would have asked the Board for a recount as well to count ballots where the bubble was not marked, even though other markings were made that would shown an intent to vote for her.

12. The Board then began to conduct the recount on December 4, 2014, in direct violation of the law, which requires the recount to be open to the public pursuant to 18 V.l.C. § 629(b).

13.Notwithstanding these other illegal actions, the Board also failed to hold the recount within the 10-day time period required by law pursuant to 18 V.l.C. § 629(b).

14.For all of the foregoing reasons, the recount process is being conducted in complete violation of Title 18 of the Virgin Islands Code.

15.It is also being conducted in violation of the Plaintiff's rights to fundamental fairness as
well as her rights to equal protection and due process of law.

16.As a direct result of said illegal conduct, O'Reilly is being harmed, as the recount is now improperly delaying the final certification of the election results, causing irreparable injury to her.

Wherefore, the Plaintiff seeks mandamus relief, declaratory relief as well as

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injunctive relief being entered as appropriate and as required in order to stop the illegal recount of the votes for Hansen in the 2014 Senate Election on St. Croix.

Dated: December 8, 2014

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Posted : December 9, 2014 3:45 pm
islandjoan
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This is why O'Reilly is one of the best Senators we have!

Way to go!

I hope this complaint lays this sorry matter to rest and then we can be free of Chucky for 2 years.

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Posted : December 9, 2014 4:05 pm
malibutexan07
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The more important question: will everyone get free turkeys next Thanksgiving?!

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Posted : December 9, 2014 10:51 pm
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