Saturday, August 6, 2011

Went to the Hinds County Circus today

Went to the Hinds County Courthouse and shot some video of the vote-counting process for the Democratic Primary. I'm going to add more videos as I upload them so enjoy. h, did I mention George was the only Supervisor that came up there and well, he was fairly subdued.

Part I:



What are these boxes? These are boxes containing supplies for the poll workers and are shipped out to each precinct. They are ALL supposed to be sealed. The seal is marked by a red tag and has a number. Pete Perry, Chairman of the Hinds County Republican Party, said there are ballots found in the boxes after every election. The boxes contained affidavits and absentee ballots shipped from the precincts in past elections. This is the first election where said ballots were shipped back to the Circuit Clerk in separate boxes.

What was found instead was these boxes are all sitting out by the elevators in the basement and have been there since Tuesday night. The slots are not sealed. Numerous boxes are not sealed with the red tags and indeed, several upon a cursory inspection showed the zippers were open. Watch the entire video as a serious effort was made to document what I saw. Someone could place ballots in the boxes and there is no way of knowing if box integrity or security was violated. Interesting.

Part II:






Then of course MORE ballots were found:




after they told Stephanie Parker Weaver there were no more ballots after they found some more and the Reverend Hightower threw a fit:




Pete Perry tried to make sense of it for Cheryl after the second batch of ballots were found:


54 comments:

Anonymous said...

You never have to wait for the circus to come to town in Hinds County as there is a permanent big top with 3 rings set up at 316 So. President Street.

Sweeks said...

I think ole Fred Sanford will want to find another day job after this fiasco.

Anonymous said...

" It takes a village " .... of village idiots

Anonymous said...

good god on a pogo stick! this is crazy!

Anonymous said...

I love it! the people saying "this is how we always do it!" well if the way YOU always do it is wrong and illegal, it is still illegal and if people don't want to put up with illegal anymore, then what?

Anonymous said...

Black people turn everything into a race issue. Just like Choco or whatever his name is.

Anonymous said...

If they started counting the ballots from the boxes on Tuesday night (or whenever it was) wouldn't the seals have already been broken by today anyway? Once the ballots from a particular box are counted, where do the ballots go? Back into that box?
Delta

Anonymous said...

Cheryl Lasseter is one of the best reporters in Mississippi .

She's also one of the most beautiful .

Anonymous said...

BTW, just noticed Mac's ad for the Democratic primary. I hope his optimism isn't misplaced and we do actually have a chance at a "do over" to try to clear up this mess. At least he's out in front of the curve by starting now.
Delta

Anonymous said...

Specifically with respect to the second clip, must certain people be so insolent in every verbal dispute? The tone changes, the speech shifts to a rat-a-tat-tat tempo, the head begins to follow, and the ass clowns in whatever audience start in with the cat calls and cackles. It is a rather uncivilized way to conduct one's self, no? And the woman at issue is, I presume, there in some sort of official capacity. Even worse.

Anonymous said...

Unbelieveable!!!

Anonymous said...

Unsecured in the Hinds County Courthouse.

What elected official has exclusive authority and responsibility for courthouse security?

Avery Wiseman said...

7:39 is right. I've struggled to find the word, but insolent is it. Everything has to be a damn show of telling someone off.

After watching several of these clips, two things stand out. First, it is stunning how many times someone makes clear that they don't have responsibility for something. Second (and, ultimately, relatedly) Mac is deader than Elvis -- the real one. This thing is so screwed up that there is no longer any way to tally the votes with any confidence. It's wrong, but it's over. Spend your energy instead on preparing your house to sell or on tracking down some saggy pants for Tyrone Jr.'s Friday night par-tays at the penal farm.

Where, oh where, is Shadowfax at a time like this?

MS Rebel said...

This is THE biggest joke I've ever seen in my life. They can't certify the election without verifying numbers where the people signed in to the actual tape printed off the machine. They must match or there has been some sort of fraud. Did I understand him to say they did on 'a few', one or two? My God I hope McMillin presses charges against these half wit idiots. Thanks KF for posting. It is a clusterf*&^. I am ashamed that these idiots live in my country.

Anonymous said...

If the votes can not be tallied with confidence - a runoff will happen. Mac will NOT let anyone steal this election. He will bow out gracrfully if he lost fair and square ... but the man will NOT let buffoons steal the election. And from what I see in these tapes - there should be plenty of evidence that the count is not valid.

Snopes said...

I am not planning to sell my house and think most of anti-Tyrone rehtoric on here is all about race. There needs to be some sort of self help group which makes people in madison county feel better about their move because they spend so much time justifying themselves by obsessing about hinds county.

Anonymous said...

You deserve Snopes all the corruption and economic loss your pollyanna-self desires.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the JFP and C-L took the day off from covering this breaking news saga. No surprise. BOOM!

Micah said...

Can anyone in Hinds County pour piss out of a boot.

Snopes said...

837..........ok, but why is so much time spent on here by others commenting on where others choose to live. Btw, Last I checked, all of the cookie cutter spec built homes in mad county (yes, mad county) had not gone up in value.

Anonymous said...

8:49 where did anyone above comment on where others choose to live?

MS Rebel said...

Snopes, you obviously don't have access to real estate data or you would know that 'cookie cutter' homes in Mad county might not have gone up in value but they certainly have NOT gone down like many, many areas of Jackson. Including NE Jackson. I know, I'm in the biz. Stay in your house - we certainly hope you do. And by the way, you brought the subject up in your comment at 827. The good folks in Madison are just glad they are not associated with this joke and the idiots at the courthouse trying to act like they know something. We are happy you want to stay and support the jokers.

Snopes said...

Ms rebel.......not sure I agree, I give it 5 more years and those speedy built homes will be in bad shape.....if market in jxn is so bad why are there homes under construction and/or renovation all of my neighborhood. My comment was referring to the postings across this blog by people either critizing those of us that chose to stay in hinds county. You don't have to look hard to find comments like "last one out turn out the lights ". Etc.........

Anonymous said...

Looks like the JFP and C-L took the day off from covering this breaking news saga. No surprise. BOOM!

Too funny!!!

Reminds me of those boil water alerts the JFP regurgitates on Monday mornings after Jackson had issued them 36-48 hours early. If you only read the JFP you may have been drinking contaminated water for a couple of days before being warned.

Anonymous said...

Snopes ... YAWN

Anonymous said...

POGO, once said "We have seen the enemy and he is US".

Kingfish said...

Elizabeth Crisp and Lacey McLaughlin were there. So was Scott Simmons. Cheryl probably spent the most time there as did the two print reporters.

Curt Crowley said...

The best part was on video IV at 2:50, when the wiseass videographer requested the Irby file.

It was good timing though. That fellow looked like he needed a laugh right about then.

Anonymous said...

It's great to have a choice between the problems of Bear Creek water system and Jackson's , inept/corrupt black politicians and inept/corrupt redneck politicians, older homes and neighborhoods vs cheaply/poorly constructed Disneyland homes and neighborhoods, mispronounced words vs poor grammar.
It's just like Congress, isn't it? All the self-righteous blowhards are bickering and defending their indefensible positions while the problems keep piling up and the standards keep falling.

Anonymous said...

i thought i lived in hinds county, ms, but now i think this must be chicago. do they honestly expect us to believe only 20 votes were cast from 192 people signing in??

Kingfish said...

8:27: Couldn't care less if Tyrone is black. I tried to talk Robert Johnson into running two years ago as I thought Mac would not run again. My problems with Tyrone? He's an indictment waiting to happen.

He and his son broke the law making money off the training academy. He pimped himself out while chief as an expert witness more than once. Then when he was still at JPD in the command structure, he hired himself out as an expert witness on JPD cases. Yes, that is what I want, the police coming to my home or the scene of a crime where I was a victim and thinking how much money they can make off of my misfortune while they investigate.

I consider this a major character flaw in Mr. Lewis and predict he will get in major trouble if given the keys to the car with no oversight.

Anonymous said...

What you see is what it is like when they are under the spotlight....What you don't see is what they are like when no-one is watching... Hinds County residents get ready for continued incompetency..

Kingfish said...

I have noticed since I started taping every BOS meeting the time has gone from nearly 3 hours to less than one hour and at one point, even 45 minutes.

Anonymous said...

i thought i lived in hinds county, ms, but now i think this must be chicago. do they honestly expect us to believe only 20 votes were cast from 192 people signing in??

I think in Chicago 192 people sign in and produce 384 votes.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed since I started taping every BOS meeting the time has gone from nearly 3 hours to less than one hour and at one point, even 45 minutes.

Not sure if the reduction is a plus or minus, or indicative of efficiency or an increase in unofficial backroom dealing. It is easily argued that the abuse by the Hinds Sups, especially Graham, of secret Exec Sessions is certainly against the spirit of the law if not the law itself.

The City of Jackson Monday "work sessions", for instance, discourages rather than encourages citizen participation. What better way to evade transparency and involvement by the people than by dissecting city work into a myriad of committee, work session and council meetings.

BUT big time kudos to you KF for all the effort you put into taping those "officials". Together w/ WLBT you stand heads above the (small) crowd of media in this area.

Anonymous said...

Why is chief deputy Steve Pickett up there shilling for mcmillin? The sheriff is in charge of courthouse security and big boy is up there working for the campaign. Not good.

Did Pickett take leave time or are we paying him to work on the campaign?

Anonymous said...

Leave Pickett alone. He got to be there for his boss. I would be too if I was him. Picketts not a certified officer so if Santa Mouth goes, Pickett is screwed. Hes not like the other officers that can just go to another dept. Pickett hears the tick-tock tick-tock on his county welfare check. So give him a break and let him think he doing soimthin.

JxnSteam said...

Its been a hard campaign. Time to move on, make peace. Mac need to be gracious and concede. T need to be gracious in taking ofc. No hard feelings and let the healing begin.

Video msg above for McMillin supporters. Peace

Anonymous said...

absolutely not! the election is not over, the counting of ballots is a sham, the illegal activities of mcinnis et all are not acceptable behavior and no one is going to shove a criminal thug down my throat as a sheriff. I will not go down without a battle

MS Rebel said...

We should all email the Secretary of State's office and complain about electoral fraud. If enough people complain, they might listen. The website is: http://www.sos.ms.gov
DO IT NOW!

Kapt Kangaroo said...

JxnSteam - you are an idiot. An illegal election process occurred. You are a fool to respect that no matter who was elected.

This is a sad state of affairs for Jackson. It is not enough they cannot come together to better the town, now, through the use of illegal tactics, the citizens of Jackson are willing to forego the foundation of our freedom - Voting.

I don't know how to help in this situation, the films were very enlightening. I was absolutely appalled. The behaviors clearly illustrated the "oh sh@#, did we just get caught?"

Shadowfax said...

Snopes needs at least one more cast iron skillet over his head, so let me try. First, it's apparent that on every discussion thread, he brings up the tired rhetoric re 'peoples who lives in madison (his spelling) county (his spelling). While nobody else ever mentions viewing Hinds or Jacktown through a Madison prism, Snopes clearly has the ability to know this, how?

Secondly; I'd like to have an address or two for 'hastily built, cookie-cutter houses in Madison County, unless you're talking about those adjacent to the Interstate 55 sewage lagoon north of Canton.

Thirdly; Snopie, you have taken both first and second place in the dumbass contest.

Pinkslip said...

McMillin, you're dismissed. Now move yo shit out the way while we measure the drapes.

You've had 20 yrs and crime got steadily out of control. No more free pass for Free Pass Mac.

Do us all a favor and take yo ass, mouth and ego and hit the road. Don't go away mad. Just go away.

And tell doughboy Pickett this aint Securitas no more so he needs to pack his shit too.

Gomer Pickett said...

Tyrone is the one that needs to be worried about those unsecured boxes laying in the floor. All McMillin's little buttbuddies got keys to the courthouse.

Not hard to stuff stuff stuff his way to a runoff or sabotage enuf to win election contest. Surprised if mac himself would do that. If he leaves office right now he's set for life. The hangers-on is the ones who would do it. They desperate because if mac loses, they screwed.

People like pickett right up there in the middle of it. Got that little smirk going like it aint no big thang. Like he got this shit on lockdown. Need to run his fake-cop ass out of there.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that the Lewis camp -- starting with his TV mouthpiece campaign manager -- should be outraged at how poorly and sloppy the apparatchiks in charge of the Hinds County Democratic Party have conducted this election. McInnis, et al have sullied the county party's reputation -- which wasn't stellar to begin with -- and forever created a suspicion in the minds of many that a Lewis victory, if that is the final result, is illegitimate and was the result of fraud. Whether he admits it or not there will be a cloud over the tenure of Sheriff Lewis and some of it will be directly the result of the actions and words from his proxies.

Anonymous said...

ALL THE PEOPLE OF HINDS COUNTY SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT UNSECURED BOXES! Get a grip Gomer - you are a douche. Your ignorance is showing. McMillin has class and that is something TLewis can't even dream of having. A liar, a thug, a thief. It is like watching a 3rd world country election. I am ashamed for Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

No more free pass for Free Pass Mac.

No doubt because of the Melton connection Tyronne Lewis as Sheriff is going to get a whole lotta attention from the vendetta driven Donna Ladd.

That said, McMillin has certainly received a massive free pass from the Jackson Free Press.

Anonymous said...

Yeah its a circus ok...too many hungry animals that are scared they do not and may not have a job. The ringmaster did a wonderful job telling them where to pose their questions. I do not know who that lady is aka the RINGMASTER, but I am not mad with her. I have seen her on the news every night; she has put some work in. I tell you what maybe if they had someone like that to control the situation from the beginning it may not have been so sloppy. If there is a runoff she needs to be the one handling that. Between her justifiably setting a tone for the conversation and the rev quitting that was the most silence on any of those clips. only question i have... was silence and not a bunch of stampedeing lions tigers and bears ever considered not to be allowed during this important process?

Kapt Kangaroo said...

Since when did the rap crowd find their way to JJ?

Yo Yo sho' 'nuff!

Anonymous said...

hey 11:39 you're right and Pickett's been on permanent leave since he started residing at the S.O. years ago.
12:13 you're right too - this may be the first 'work' we've gotten out of Pickett since since his brown-nosing ass showed up!

Shadowfax said...

"....a cloud over Lewis' tenure as sheriff"? Since when did a little dark cloud impact minority elected officials. On a related note, can you name one who HAS no dark cloud?

Cloudy names that come to mind...The list starts with Espy, Melton, Johnson, Ben Thompson, Charles Evers, Stokes, Choke-me, Evan Doss.

In fairness, clouds follow quite a few vanilla officials too. Just seems not quite as many.

Anonymous said...

Jkev = Shadowfax

Anonymous said...

Yikes! looks like Jackson has become a village of idiots!

The TruF' said...

This is pure foolery!!! You have the "Free the Land Family" vs the "Offsprings of the Klan" all in one room. Its pathetic that all this was going on. If Lewis would've been selected bc he can get the job done, fine! If Mac was outted bc he wasn't getting it done, fine! However, we won't know the full details of that answer until Lewis begans. Bottom line, ONE maybe two people from each camp should've been the only one's there. Two people with sense...not the foolery of those that stood nearby-speaking as if they were more important than others...which, by the way, more likely was racially motivated for having a Black sheriff. Not knowing or caring about the scope he'll be under now or how those around him will be depicted... but, we shall see....

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