Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hughes Calls on Hilbert to Resign

This post is written by and paid for by the Jay Hughes for Lieutenant Governor campaign.

Long-time Mississippi Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, announced Wednesday that he is running for Lieutenant Governor. His opponent in the highly contested race for the second highest elected position in the state, Jay Hughes (D-Lafayette), has now formally asked him to resign from his current office due to the fact that he will be serving as the Chief Elections Officer with the authority of election oversight, and disputes and irregularities related to them.

“One of the most important pillars of our state government is a fair and trusted election process where there is nonbiased supervision of the entire process,” Hughes explained.

Hughes contends that Secretary Hosemann has spent public dollars during his time in office promoting his name and likeness through email, internet, radio, television, and even in polling places.

“In these 2019 elections, with such a divided political environment,” Hughes wrote to Hosemann, “popular confidence could be undermined because you will be overseeing the election in which you are a candidate for one of the highest offices in the state. This conflict, on its face, is contrary to the most fundamental principle of elections – that an independent and impartial election authority manages the electoral process.”

Because Secretary Hosemann also has the final say in election disputes, only he can decide if he should step aside and let an independent person be in charge of election oversight during the 2019 election. Hughes added, “this is no different than getting to be the judge and jury in your own trial.”

Mississippi is one of only three states holding gubernatorial elections in 2019. Primary elections will be on August 6, 2019, with the general election on November 5, 2019.


Anonymous said...

What Hughes is asking for makes complete sense to me. Therefore, it’ll probably go no where in MS politics.

Anonymous said...

Oh silly Jay...Rules are MADE by the elites, not FOLLOWED by them. Delbert is the smartest idiot around. He ain’t giving up crap!

Anonymous said...

Jay, good thing he's not a 'regular' state employee. He's elected, just like you. And therefore he can run for another office and remain elected to the office he serves. I don't recall you or other opponents saying he should step down while overseeing the election for Sec. of State 4 years ago.

At least he's willing to call himself a Republican. Unlike you who still has yet to add the D to your website, magic bus or marketing materials. You need to stop the Wizard of OZ charade.

Anonymous said...

Did Delbert resign when he ran for re-election for SOS

Purely a publicity stunt by the democrat

Anonymous said...

Was Mr. Hosemann asked to resign when he ran for re-election as Secretary of State? Same conflict existed then.

Anonymous said...

I have just one question: is Mr. Hughes planning to resign his position as a legislator? He, too, is being paid by the State of Mississippi while he runs a campaign to become Lt. Governor.

Anonymous said...

Poor Jay. Already crying like all liberals do 24/7. If he loses it's because a Republican cheated. If the people want you to be Lt. Gov., they'll vote for you and elect you and Delbert want have to make a ruling on your contest.

Anonymous said...

Jay should've paid a little more to make sure comments would be turned off. This is just typical Democrat whining. You've lost already.

Anonymous said...

Why should he resign? We know how well it worked out for the unscrupulous, newly elected governor of Georgia. Republican values at work.

Anonymous said...

The Secretary of State has no authority over election disputes—the Attorney General does. Does Jay want the Attorney General to resign too? He’s running for Governor.

Anonymous said...

Unlike GA, MS Republicans have the state locked up. So no need to worry about Jay's "concerns".

Anonymous said...

to 12:06....I was just looking at and I can't find an 'R' or even a mention of the GOP or the word Republican. Hmmmm. What's good for the goose is good for the gander--not!

Anonymous said...

Good to see Jay is still the same prancing pony as ever.

I'm not opposed to Delbert perhaps naming an outside reviewer for the LG race, but calling for resignation is silly.

As a judiciary committee member, Jay clearly has influence over the fortunes of lawyers (i.e., big donors), but won't for one second consider resignation or even recusal on specific issues.

Anonymous said...

What a joke. Under this logic no Secretary of State could ever run for any other office, or for that matter, re-election.

Anonymous said...

Waaah, waaah, Jay is a typical democrat. Whines and cry’s about any and every thing that doesn’t give a real or imagined advantage to democrats.

Anonymous said...

A lot of nothing will continue to not get done under theses MSgop administrations this state has done nothing but mooch off the high taxes of the Blue States, taking more in federal dollars than it has ever provided, thanks to that clown in the white house you have been exposed for non-patriot frauds that you are....truth is outside of your little bubbles you wouldn't know the real america if it slapped you in the face. Frauds Frauds Frauds every election cycle the same group of frauds with the same rhetoric...con man is white house is so fitting coming behind you idiots electing bush ha ha haaaaaaaaaa what a disaster...

Anonymous said...

Welp, ole Jay just lost my vote. This is whiney and petty. That is not the personality we need in public office.

I've never cared for Dibbet. Jay had a real shot at my vote.

Anonymous said...

@2:48pm... From Tate's facebook post:

Elee and I were honored to meet with Gov. Phil Bryant earlier today to inform him of my intention to qualify to run for Governor at Mississippi Republican Party HQ. Gov. Bryant has been a great conservative leader for Mississippi. We will build on a strong foundation in MS because of his leadership.‬

Jay went in the back door of the Dem headquarters and told everyone to say he wasn't there!

Tate proudly says he's a conservative and is known as a Republican. Jay is barely known, is a Democrat; but then hits you first with his 'conservative' values. If you can't say you are a democrat albeit with some conservative values then you are a fraud, like his whiney rant against Dilbert.

bill said...

Jay is arguing against a possibility that will never happen. It's hard to blame the loss on the referees when the final score is 55-3.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:45, welcome to the World of Jay Hughes. It’s always someone else’s fault and everyone is out to get him because he knows things.

Hughes getting elected as LT Governor would be like a dog catching a car - he has chased it forever but has no idea what to actually, properly do with it. He’s had the power of a member of the Legislature and not gotten a damn thing accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Jay, Thanks for questioning the validity of the election before the first ballot is cast. Will you take such a hard line view when Canton just hands out absentee ballots to whomever shows up?

Free piece of advice: Getting in bed with the Donna Ladds of the world isn’t going to win you an election on the statewide level, regardless of your likes on a Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood will be the next Governor. Dirt on Tater to be released soon.

Unknown said...

Delbert Hosemann should do the right thing. If he doesn't do the right thing now how can anyone trust him to do the right thing as Lt. Gov.

Anonymous said...

Hughes introduced a bill to remove the SSN requirement for voter Registration... proof to me that he’s on board with the rest of the Dems on trying to flood the voting rolls with either illegals or fraudulent registrations

Anonymous said...

Actually, 1:32, producing a social security card should not be a requirement to register to vote. I'm all for voter I.D. at the polls and producing whatever is required to establish identity in the registration process; however, social security numbers are sensitive and should not be on record with election officials.

An employer cannot even require that an applicant for employment, once an offer has been extended, produce a social security card. Why the hell would we allow bone-headed election officials to have access to this information?

Anonymous said...

Imagine somebody like Ike Collins or his nephew in Canton having access to Social Security numbers.

Anonymous said...

More proof that Hughes has no idea what he’s talking about. The registration form in MS allows voters to provide last four digits of social or DL number. Full socials, or even partial, are not required.

Anonymous said...

So, what's the point of that, 8:29? Social Security numbers do not appear on Drivers Licenses or other forms of voter I.D. So why have that information, even the last four digits, in the files of any county election commission or Circuit Clerk? We might as well require blood type.

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