Tuesday, July 27, 2021

WLBT Digs Up More Dirt at Election Commission

 Well, well, well.  It seems there may be some questionable spending at the Hinds County Election Commission after all.  WLBT's Anthony Warren reported:

Friday, the commission held a special meeting to oust Johnson as commission chair, after District 2 Supervisor David Archie questioned several expenses she has signed off on, including two $4,200 line items for training luncheons commissioners don’t remember attending.

A further review of expenses incurred under Johnson’s leadership show that thousands of dollars in grant and election funds were also spent to purchase writing pens, food for poll workers, home projection systems, big screen TVs, subwoofers and other home appliances....  Rest of article. .

 The article raises serious questions and is worth reading.  Lunch expenses aren't a big deal but $101 per person? Houston, we have a problem.  Tv's that don't appear on the inventory list.  The subwoofers are probably part of the soundbar.  Can't get tv's today without also purchasing soundbars.  The wonders (and costs) of modern technology.  

Stay tuned.  We haven't heard the last of this story by a long shot.  

Kingfish note: This is part of the problem at the Hinds County Election Commission. 

What the hell does this have to do with being an Election Commissioner? If anything, election commissioners should not be seen and definitely not heard.  Their job is to maintain the voter rolls, purge the rolls, prepare the ballots, conduct the elections, and count the votes.  That's it.  Unfortunately, this is Hinds County where titles are coveted.  That title means I AM A SOMEBODY!!! and in Hinds County, being that somebody is everything.  

Too often, the candidates think being a Commissioner is all about controlling elections. It's not. What it is is real work.  A Commissioner doesn't have staff. She has to purge those rolls, prepare those ballots, distribute the bags, and count the votes.  

For a brief time, the Hinds County Election Commission was quite competent and drama-free.  Unfortunately, Connie Cochran and James Reed got beat while Dr. Lelia Rhodes and Josephine Anderson did not run for re-election. To make matters worse, the secretary (Zach Wallace's mother, I can't remember her name, sorry) retired as well. The Supervisors appointed Rene Shakespeare but she got beat and that is how the buffoonic Jermel Clark wound up on the Commission.   In other words there was complete turnover in one year and frankly, the current crop of Commissioners have been a complete joke.  Hell, the parties took away the runoffs two years ago because the Commission screwed up the primaries so bad.



Anonymous said...

Sage words to remember : "Dirty deeds done dirt cheap".

Anonymous said...


I do believe they "learned" from the JMAA BD how to obfuscate while operating with a big checkbook & no controls in place.

Or, simply may be payback time.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to "honest" corruption!!??
$ome folks just don't know when to stop stealing!

Anonymous said...

Grace Wallace was the secretary and she was a treasure.

Anonymous said...

If she will embezzle funds, will she steal votes?

Anonymous said...

If they are stealing money you can be assured they are stealing elections

Anonymous said...

And on a rival station reporter Gomer Pyle stated, Surprise, Surprise supriise

If You Turn Over A Rock... said...

If I say what's really on my mind, based on personal knowledge and personal observation over the years, in quite a few counties in this state, my post would be automatically shot down by Mr. Fish.

Suffice it to say 'this' stuff is nothing new. 'Goes with the territory' comes to mind. So does 'It's our turn'. So does, "If I get caught, I'll get probation".

This crap is neither the Old Normal nor the New Normal. It's simply The Normal...for certain folk. It's been 'normal' every since...well, you know. And some say it's racist to challenge it.

P.S.: If I owned a Salon de Beaute in rural Mississippi and sold wig hats, and somebody offered me $2000 cash if I would cash a $10,000 cashier's check and give Them $8000 back, I'd take it. Would I claim I fed a buncha people? Sure...why not?

Anonymous said...

Is this what Chokwe is always talking about when he says "the collective" or "collectively"? He is always using those words when addressing his people.

Anonymous said...

KF- (bumped post) So you didn't see any correlation/similarities to JMAA running up extravagant charges going to the Paris air show?

Anonymous said...

Titles are coveted? Yes, and I mean no disrespect by this(sad we have to say that every time we mention something this day and age), but in the African American Community titles are very much coveted. This is akin to AA preachers having "clergy" on their vehicles. It sounds official, but they are just a preacher. It would be like me putting "official agent" on my car. Insurance agent, real estate agent, travel agent, talent agent, it just sounds so official.

Anonymous said...

$35,900 for 10,000 voting pens? $3.59 per pen to put on tables for voting? These aren't the typical BIC pens at my precinct.

Anonymous said...

At this point, you’re gargling Archie’s nuts in your mouth.

Either you swallow them Kingfish or spit them out. I don’t care which one you do but do something.
This is absolutely ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

11:01 AM
Rest assured when you die your voter registration automatically changes to Democrat.

Anonymous said...

“Dial #SHAD, they’re had”.

Anonymous said...

Time to look into these 80 thousand dollar f 150's being drivin around by "certain"county emps.

Anonymous said...

Commissioner Johnson was seen in Edward's Ms campaigning in the mayor race while, being the precinct manager. She has also been seen on several trips with the new mayor of Edwards. He could easily get caught up in this corruption scandal.

Anonymous said...

censorship run amok. Kingfish has become the first black republican blogger in The Jackson.

Anonymous said...

4:27. What is he so afraid of?

Anonymous said...

What I find amusing on this blog is that from time to time there's a post that I can only surmise came from someone that had and earlier post blocked or removed. When that happens and before you post a snappy retort just remember, YOU CAN START YOUR OWN DAMN BLOG AND POST ALL YOU WANT. You have no right to be heard when you're not paying the freight and it's a privately owned blog.

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