Friday, February 19, 2016

Banks loses, Lackey tosses Election Commission

Karl Banks's efforts to use the Madison County Election Commission to overturn his two-vote electoral loss to David Bishop failed.  Special Circuit Judge Henry Lackey crushed the commission's efforts to change the results of the District 4 Supervisor election in Madison County.  The opinion is posted below.

The Election Commission certified the results after the November election in accordance with the law.  However, the District 2 seat flipped parties and Democrats had a 3-2 majority on the commission.  The commission immediately fired its attorney, the highly-regarded Spence Flatguard, and replaced him with Harold Evans, an attorney with no election law experience.   The commission tried to argue that mistakes were made in voting and tried to give more votes to Banks.  Judge Lackey held a hearing several weeks ago and issued his opinion today.


Anonymous said...

Excellent, was hopeful Banks wouldn't pull his tricks; Lackey saw through them.

Anonymous said...

If you think its over you're dead wrong. Its obvious Banks isnt going to take the high road, concede and honorably step down.....more to come. Look to hear from Bennie, Eddie & Babs B. and the rest. Who knows Kennuff might even get in on the festivities.

Anonymous said...

Spence Flatgard 1
Idiots from Madison County 0

try again fools.

Capt Wm said...

David (along with Trey and Sheila) has done a great job working for us to clean up the corruption and incompetence fostered by Banks, Griffin, John Bell Crosby, and John Howland. I am very grateful for his efforts.

It is outrageous for a person that works hard to do the right thing has to spend more than his annual salary in legal bills to fight off a corrupt challenger.

I encourage everyone to come together to help David pay off his LARGE legal bills. Getting Banks and Warnock out of our back pocket not only helps us District 4 taxpayers, but also everyone in the whole county.

It is ironic that Banks got in the 1st time after he won by 5 or 10 votes (before voter ID), and the Democrat controlled Election Commission voted along racial lines to refuse to allow a recount. It didn't work for him this time...............

Anonymous said...

@3:13pm, Banks may not get support from Bennie, et al., because Banks' beneficiaries were mainly the white crooks that returned the favor - Warnock and other assorted vendors, developers and swindlers.

About the only blacks Banks helped get rich at taxpayer expense was himself and his family. He didn't do anything to put money in his fellow blacks pockets.
The blacks I have talked with, including those that work for the county, think he is a jerk. Evans tried to use the race card in his presentation to Judge Lackey, but it went over like a pregnant pole-vaulter.

Anonymous said...

Hope it is OVER!!! Banks needs to go home. Madison County finally looks like an honorably lead entity. Let's keep it that way. There was no honor during most of Banks time on the Board and we, the citizens, spoke.

Anonymous said...

Henry Lackey is one of the wisest men in Mississippi. No matter how you feel about this case, there is no disputing his wisdom and the job he has done as Judge.

Anonymous said...

Lackey is a hack.

This is likley not over.

Anonymous said...

How much wisdom does it take to say 'the election commission appears to have done its job' and 'I don't think this is a matter for this court'?

Not a helluva lot.

Anonymous said...

@12:36AM & 5:14AM,,Well Dorsey, you can appeal it to the Supreme Court, but they won't waste their time hearing it.

There was NO evidence presented to Lackey that indicated the EC had NOT done it's job. The only "evidence" was testimony by Evans that he had found errors, but he quickly fell on his face when Lackey asked how he had come to his conclusion. Evans is a low level ambulance chaser, has NO expertise in election law, and was not there when the votes were counted with all the EC present. His only credentials are that he is a Democrat and a cousin to Ed Blackman........

This was not a matter for the court because once the election was certified by the EC and sent to the SOS, it was out of the EC's hands. Even if he wanted to, Lackey could not order the new hacks to go back and reshuffle the votes.

North side said...

@ 8:31 am --
YES -- DITTO what 8:31 said-- Evans was not at the count or follow up days at Circuit. How does he know what happened accurately on behalf of the EC folks actions? He got it from those parties he wanted to "interview".

Now Bishop / DIST 4 supervisor has a vote in all motions regarding Election Commissioners.

Later this year, and even better Some members of the Election commission will be challenged in the Fall election.
....More change is coming..

Anonymous said...

Maybe Banks should hire Tyner. Hear he's great at getting elections overturned.

Anonymous said...

Banks just didn't purchase enough votes. Thad Cochran could have told him that.

Anonymous said...

No. Banks just didn't work hard enough to get votes out for him. Didn't need by a few - and the folks he got to vote didn't do it at the right voting place (lost those affidavit votes Dorsey keeps on claiming should be counted).

Cochran campaign could show anyone how to get voters motivated. Madison County voters who wanted to change were motivated. Cochran voters didn't want the crap that 12:39 and the McD crazies wanted to go back to. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Good grief, how long will we continue to have our ears beshat by McDaniel's Army of the Dead Trolls.

Anonymous said...

$$$$$ motivated them those Cochran voters. Sho-nuff.

Anonymous said...

Banks is a crook and I am glad he was defeated. However, Bishop has taken the first step down that path. Only a different group shelling out the money in return for favors. Corruption usually starts with baby steps. Where will he be in a few years?

Anonymous said...

2;05 - many, many people agree. But the few that keep on wanting to drag out their loss want to dominate anywhere they can try to make their idiotic voices heard. Chrissy keeps on pushing - now he is trying to ride the Cruz train to keep him relevant. Sooner or later he might realize that he and his few follwers should klick their heels and go back home to OZ. Let the rest of us continue to move forward.

Question is - which idiot do we get rid of first? Obama or McDaniel?

Anonymous said...

Well fellas it ain't gonna be Mr. Amnesty Rubio nor Obamacare Kasich. That's fer sure.

Kingfish said...

Bishop's legal bills are indeed high.... because he hired Jim Herring, an overbilling dinosaur who should go to the house. Lets just say the Street Committee says the bill are the same as the price of a ranch home in NE Jackson and leave it at that.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, Herring should do Bishop's legal work for a fraction of what he is charging him. Neither the Republican Party or Herring gave Bishop the time of day when he was running against Banks.

David won because we worked our asses off and hustled to wake people up to the tyranny of Banks, Griffin, Crosby, Howland and Steen. A dedicated core of supporters (who do not want any "favors") helped raise the money and helped David do the heavy lifting to send Banks' sorry ass into forced retirement.

We also worked to help remove Rudy Warnock's other Stepford wives (Crosby and Howland) from the BOS. Our work paid off. The new Supes are bringing Madison County back to the people. They have made a few honest mistakes, but they are working hard to do what's best for the county.

Anonymous said...

This week they're in D.C.?

Kingfish said...

Well, Bishop was told by his backers who to use for an attorney and who not to use. Needless to say, Herring was not on the approved attorney list, for lack of a better phrase. So he supposedly got hit with a huge legal bill by Herring and the backers not exactly jumping out to pay for it.

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