Feds leap to defense in California election dispute
Move case challenging candidate’s legitimacy to U.S. District Court
Posted: August 19, 2010
11:15 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
The federal government has jumped up to join the defense in a lawsuit in California that challenges the eligibility of a Republican candidate in the race for secretary of state, filing a demand that the dispute be moved from state court to U.S. District Court.
The case, filed pro se by Pamela Barnett, was launched to challenge the eligibility of Damon Dunn as a candidate in the Republican primary for the state office that oversees all elections.
The lawsuit, however, also cited the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, and because of that, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner explains, the case is being moved to the federal court system, where dozens of challenges involving Obama’s eligibility have been shut down over the issue of “standing” – or the damages suffered by the plaintiff.
While the case was filed before the primary election, the primary results left Dunn opposing Bowen in the general election.
“Please take notice that the United States of America, through its undersigned counsel, removes the civil action reflected in the attached pleading from the court of the State of California where it was pending, [so] that the proceedings be governed by the applicable federal rules and statutes,” the federal document explains.
The case alleges Dunn did not have a valid or current California drivers license as required on the state’s voter registration form to affiliate with the GOP and be qualified to vote. It also alleges irregularities including missed deadlines, an alleged previous affiliation with the Democratic Party and other concerns.
The complaint alleges Dunn was posing as a Republican and that state officials refused to investigate his bona fides, just as they refused to investigate Obama’s prior to the 2008 election.
Starting to get interesting. I’ll write in Tatiz for SoS anyway!
Just the opinion of a dumb ole country boy!!