Election Stolen by Mail-In Ballots and Subterfuge.
Mike Martinez won the election for District 8 with the voters who actually went
to the polls in early voting and on election day. He lost the election
because Joe Thug May got 212 mail-in votes. Why don't we just save
ourselves a lot of money and stop having elections?
Not once have I ever claimed to be a good loser, except when Pete Vaca lost to
John Loza. I was not the least disappointed in that loss as things turned
out, but I still saw some bad stuff from the Loza campaign that really concerned
Stuff like stolen yard signs -- petty, but mean spirited and unnecessary.
Stuff like personal attacks on Vaca at debates by Loza's campaign manager.
First hand experience of how the "mail-in ballot harvesting"
works. That was the campaign where Joe May showed the Dallas Observer Pete
Vaca's Application for a mail-in ballot, Model
It was bad enough that May would show a third party Vaca's ballot application,
but May was not supposed to have it at all. The application was given to
one of Joe Thug's harvest operatives who swore to Vaca he was not working for
May or Loza.
Vaca lost that election, and that was no loss to the city. But that
election was when I really began to understand how the mail-in ballot harvesting
scam works, and how insidious it is.
I'll get back to that issue, but I want to talk a minute about some people who
endorsed May over the more qualified Mike Martinez. You would expect Loza
and all of his appointees and campaign people to support Joe May because Loza
has never won an election without the mail-in ballots that May delivered by hook
or crook. There were some big surprises, however.
Dr. Lois Parrott -- This was very un-cool of her to
let her name be used in May's campaign because there's a deal brewing among some
on the DISD School Board. Look for 1 or all 3 of the following things to
happen in the next few weeks.
1. Parrott joins African-Americans and Joe May to elect Ron Price as
President of School Board. Remember Price is the Trustee who spends our
tax money traveling to every convention he can, particularly those near
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Parrott is expected to support this extravagant big spender for Board President,
which will likely undo all the good that Supt. Moses has done to date.
2. In exchange for her backing Price, the May/A-A alliance will vote to
have the DISD pay all of Parrott's legal fees for her suit against the DISD, as
well as have the DISD drop its claim for reimbursement from Parrott of its legal
3. With the support of his A-A allies and Dr. Parrot, Joe May will lead
the charge to reopen DISD redistricting.
I could be wrong, but the truth will out in the next couple of months. If
none of the above 3 possibilities (Price becomes DISD Pres, Parrott gets her
legal bills paid by DISD or Joe Thug gets to redraw the district lines) come to
pass, we can assume Parrott was being a good Democrat and doesn't want another
Gay man on the School Board.
Councilman Mark Housewright - Until this DISD
campaign, we thought Housewright was an ally of Mayor Laura Miller, but she endorsed Mike Martinez. Housewright's support for May
has a lot of Gays who live in Kessler Park and Stevens Park a mite upset.
Below is part of an e-mail that went out from "Radio Free Oak Cliff":
HOUSEWRIGHT ENDORSED JOE MAY
Given that bias against gays factored into the DISD Board election, it
is no surprise that Dallas city councilman Mark Housewright endorsed Joe
May, contributing to May's slim-margin victory this weekend. . . .
Councilman Housewright is surrounded by several individuals -- including
at least one ethically-challenged planning commissioner and a former
councilman -- who have made private comments expressing concern about
how gays and lesbians have "taken over" Oak Cliff
These "leaders" befriend gays and lesbians when they need
financial or active constituent support, but would prefer that gay and
lesbian citizens not be in high profile positions in the neighborhoods
or community. . . . genteel bias against gays that has existed in Oak
Cliff for decades.
Other established Anglo residents in "old" Oak Cliff . .
. have already gone on record saying, "There is no way we
will let (openly gay councilman) Ed Oakley be elected over Housewright
Among first- and second-generation Mexican-Americans, . . . a
publicly-demonstrated bias against gays is considered to be a positive
attribute. The faith-strong African American community of Oak Cliff has
also been reluctant to stand up to this socially-acceptable prejudice.
Therefore, Housewright's endorsement of a homophobe (and racist) like
now-DISD Board Member Joe May should come as no surprise. This
endorsement and May's victory will ensure Housewright support among key
Hispanic and Anglo residents in Oak Cliff.
You can be assured that this divisive issue will bubble up -- and
probably not just under the surface -- in the upcoming District 3 Clash
of Incumbents. ###
RADIO FREE OAK CLIFF firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25, 2002
The DISD District 8 race did not impact Housewright's current or new District 3
because it does not go anywhere near Oak Cliff. Backing Joe Thug was a
dumb move on Housewright's
part, and it is going to cost him a large block of former supporters.
Ken Molberg - In the Vaca campaign against Loza,
all the Swiss Avenue folks (including Molberg) were with Vaca. Their fight
with Loza was over the proposed Albertson's in the middle of a residential
area. Joe May was the Devil Incarnate to the East Dallas Upper Echelon
during the Loza/Vaca race. So, why would Molberg support May for the DISD
School Board when he knows what a scum bag May is?
Considering how much Dallas County Democrats are dependent on the energy and
financial support of the Gay community, it seems counter-productive to
alienate the Gay community for the likes of Joe Thug.
Neil Emmons -- Here's a piece of trash
walking. This petty, little worm was appointed to the Plan Commission by
Veletta Lill at the urging of Lord Lori Palmer and Cay Kolb (two aging control
freaks who are losing their strangle hold on Oak Lawn). Emmons was once the
President of the Oak Lawn Committee, but lost his base when he and Kolb
played fast and loose with OLC By-Laws and when he supported May's
successful efforts to kept Oak Lawn split into two districts. Emmons now hates
the OLC. Emmons is
a White Gay man who endorsed Joe May who said "the only Hispanic Whites will vote
for is a Gay Hispanic". Emmons proved May wrong on that score.
Emmons is a White Gay man who endorsed Joe May, even if he couldn't vote for him
because Emmons lives in DISD District 5.
So, a really qualified candidate with a Masters in Education and who taught
school for 3 years was beaten with mail-in ballots by Joe Thug, who disrespects
Hispanics and elderly people so much he thinks he has to tell them how to vote
and hand deliver their ballot rather than letting the voter mail it IN
THE STAMPED, SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE PROVIDED BY THE COUNTY ELECTIONS
DEPARTMENT. Why does Joe Thug have to retrieve any voter's ballot when
they are furnished a stamped, self-addressed envelope to return it to the
Elections Department? Doesn't it speak volumes about the contempt he has
for Hispanic voters and senior voters? Joe May thinks they are too stupid to
put their ballot back in the stamped, self-addressed envelope they got with
Well, Joe Thug may have gone too far this time. He has finally made Allen
Gwinn mad. That's a good thing for those of us who believe in clean and
honest elections. It's a really bad thing for old Joe Thug. Allen
Gwinn is re-activating his $10,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with
information of vote fraud in this District 8 runoff, vote fraud in mail-in
ballots. That's where the fraud happens these days -- not at the polls.
WINS ELECTION WITH MAIL-IN BALLOTS
24, 2002 (Dallas) - Though he lost the in-person vote, both early and
on election day, by a margin of almost 20%, Jose ?Joe? May still
managed to win a seat on the Dallas School Board.
We either stop mail-in ballot harvesting, or we ought to stop having
elections. Mail-in ballot harvesting pretty much cancels out any reason
for an honest person to run for office.
Call your State Representative and tell him or her you want
them to support legislation that will prevent mail-in ballot harvesting.
Here's all we need from Austin:
A law requiring Counties to have available at least two deputies whose only
responsibility is to assist the blind, the elderly and otherwise disabled voters
with their mail-in ballots. Those two deputies would be the only third
party with the right to "assist" anyone with their mail-in
ballot. Anyone else touching the mail-in ballot except the voter would be
committing a crime.
It was a pleasure volunteering for Mike Martinez. He is such a positive
person. Dallas really needs him in public office. Instead, we have
Joe Thug on the DISD School Board.