Friday, October 2, 2015

Stamps goes after Connie Cochran

Jackson City Councilman DeKeither Stamps attacked Hinds County Election Commissioner Connie Cochran last week during a meeting of the city council.  The race card was played and Stokes could not resist jumping in to help his colleague play it.  The Hinds County Election Commission is changing some precincts.  Some precincts do not comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Some of the polling places have notified the county that they do not want to continue to be used for elections.  Then there are the fire stations.  The Election Commission has been trying to move polling places away from the fire stations because there is no air-conditioning, no heat, and little parking.  A miserable experience for everyone concerned.  Doesn't matter.  It was the 1960's all over again at the Jackson City Council.  Watch for yourself:

Mrs. Cochran is scheduled to address this matter with the Hinds County Board of Supervisors Monday morning.   Keep in mind that any changes have to be approved by the Election Commission and the Board of Supervisors. For the race-baiters, that means two white votes and eight black votes.

Its also funny how Stamps says the Jackson's wards are "gerrymandered".  Does that mean he is criticizing Derrick Johnson and Larita Stokes because they are the main reason the wards are "gerrymandered".   Monday should be fun. 


Anonymous said...

Ironic that Stamps begins his remarks by asking attendees not to leave because "the show not over wit yet".

Anonymous said...

Stamps doesn't get it. The precincts aren't changing, the precinct polling locations are changing. Not the first time it has happened and won't be the last. Too bad he's so out-of-touch to understand the difference.

Anonymous said...

with all the problems they have to deal with, Stamps is going to waste 8 minutes on another topic he doesn't understand. Bravo

Anonymous said...

"We waste money on all kinds of stuff" so why not keep wasting money on unneeded precincts? I'll tell you why, the party pays people to sit at each table and check in voters. Some of these precincts only see 40 voters all day long. Consolidating precincts means losing the ability to cut checks to friends to "work" the polls. Forget about saving money, that's been lost in the discussion.

And by the way, how do you nail down a precinct location forever?

Anonymous said...

We have to be for what we're for and agin what we're agin. Couldn't say it better myself.

Anonymous said...

More outstanding execution by the administration of Mayor Phony Yarber.

Bill uniformity latest water woe

Johnny Weir said...

I really really wish that the State or Federal Govt. would take over the city of Jactown!

Anonymous said...

Nothing worse than someone who is ignorant and full of confidence.

Poll Watch said...

People running for office in Jackson won't be satisfied until their 'base' can vote at ice cream trucks with the candidates name blasted from loud speakers going up and down the city streets. Handing out chicken boxes. But only after the vote is recorded. Twice.

Anonymous said...

They had all year. Why make the changes this close to an election? Not earlier in the year, not before primaries, but one month before a general election. There will be some confused people who will not know where to go. Makes sense to combine precincts to save money but not this way.

Anonymous said...

With primary and general elections in Mississippi EVERY YEAR when would be a better time 10:39 AM?

Anonymous said...

They're not making precinct changes before the general election. Anybody with a brain that can read election laws knows that. Somebody needs to explain it to DA-keither and the rest of the numbskulls.

Anonymous said...

At about 1:27 on the video, he says: "so the City and County can get ON one Accord"? Would that be the vehicle that was at Maywood Mart? I'm confused.....

Anonymous said...

Stamps just proved that he is as ignorant as Stokes - and that's quite an accomplishment. I hope the county is merging precincts; Hinds Co has 119 precincts now and should have more like 50. That's in the city and in the county. In the 'white' neighborhoods and in the 'black' ones that according to Stamps, are in his ward. There is no reason to keep the precincts like they were decades ago when we didn't have the technology that is used today for voting.

But - if Stamps and the rest of the circus that calls its self the governing body of our fine city - want to keep the 90 precincts in the city, THEY CAN. What the county does with its precincts is not controlling on the city elections. To each their own. While it would make good sense for the city to reduce their 90 precincts to 35 or 40, no reason to believe that this bastion of intelligence would do something that makes sense. But thankfully we now have some real leadership on the Board of Supervisors and they actually may do something to make the elections run better and without wasting so many taxpayer dollars.

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