Monday, June 27, 2022

Stepping Forward & Stepping Back

 JJ reported recently the precinct at Eudora Welty Library lacked air conditioning.  While voters came and went, poll workers were forced to work in miserable conditions for 14 hours.  Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry said the poll workers refused to work the precinct if there was no air conditioning again.  

Hinds County Board of Supervisors "President" Credell Calhoun arranged for the placement of a mobile unit at the library so no one would suffer the miserable conditions. However, while that problem was solved, other problems popped up as they often do.  

One precinct was at Siwell Middle School but vandalism ruined that site. The Election Commission announced: 

The Hinds County Election Commission announces that Supervisor Vern Gavin has officially relocated precinct SR from Siwell Middle School to Timberlawn Elementary School.  Siwell School has sustained significant damage due to ongoing vandalism and is not suitable to serve as a precinct location for the Republican Runoff Election on June 28, 2022. All SR (Spring Ridge) voters will now cast their votes at Timberlawn Elementary School - 1900 North Siwell Road.


Jackson Public Schools has permanently closed Siwell Middle School and it was only being opened for Election Day voting.  A new precinct location is being identified and will be in place for the November 8th General Election.

 However, is appears the Election Commission didn't bother to inform the Hinds County Republican Party of any precinct changes for the Republican runoff election tomorrow.  Mr. Perry fired off this letter to the Election Commission Thursday: 

Ms. Varnado,

I was just forwarded an email that you sent sometime today notifying people of a precinct change for the REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION.  

Strange that you did not feel it important enough to include me on this email notice!  

It would seem evident that - along with your notifying the media - you could have included me since you clearly have my contact information.  Evidently you think that the party has no involvement in this issue?

Or is it that for three weeks you have told me that there was NO WAY that a precinct could be moved at this late date - that there was not enough time.  Despite my having said that many times it had been done with just a few days notice when an emergency situation arose.

I guess you now are saying that vandalism is enough of a reason to vacate a location - that JPS no longer uses.  

That is similar to the situation at Rowan School - precinct 4 - where JPS no longer maintains the school and the air conditioning does not work.  

I should point you to the state statute (MS Code 23-15-281(2) that requires all precinct locations to be air conditioned and heated.  (Copy of statute below).  I have informed you and the commission that the precinct 4 location, the abandoned Rowan School did not have functioning air conditioning on June 7th.  I have suggested that the precinct voting for the June 28th election could be moved to precinct 2 - Peoples Funeral Home, which is located just a few blocks south of Rowan - and conducted there.  JUST AS IS NOW BEING DONE WITH SPRINGRIDGE PRECINCT, moving to Timberlawn.  

You have consistently insisted that there was not time to do this.  Obviously, when other people get involved, there is.  

I again suggest to the Commission that you move the location of Precinct 4 for this election to a location that complies with state statute.  
The election is still scheduled to take place at Rowan tomorrow. 


Third World FUBAR said...

Where is the inclusion and diversity?

Anonymous said...

This thing called Hinds County-

Anonymous said...

There wont be a single Republican vote cast at those precincts-

Anonymous said...

The GOP machine is getting the dems out to vote in the primary but they don’t have anywhere to go. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

what a dump

Anonymous said...

As known for some time, the Hinds County Election Commission is incompetent to manage elections & most poll workers are untrained to carry out their duties.

Anonymous said...

In our glorious future just now over the horizon once racism is dead, once the racist racists who perpetuate this racist system of racism have been beaten down into either their graves or the pavement, such shenanigans will be a thing of the past.

One weeps just to think what a beautiful world it will be.

Anonymous said...

"What damned difference do it make anyway"

County Cletus said...

When you’re better at stealing money than your actual job. Look at the salaries of these freaking idiots and then you will know it is indeed theft.

Anonymous said...

9:24 please share the salaries of the election commissioners. I didn’t think they drew any salary.

Anonymous said...

What incentive does Hinds county have not to do this? It's not like the state legislature is going to put down their girlfriends and sipping whiskey to do something about it.

Anonymous said...

Why would Siwell be needed for the GOP Runoff??? Who would appear on a GOP ballot for the runoff at the Siwell Precinct?

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. I thought changing the flag, statues ,school names, street names...never mind

County Cletus said...

9:35 it’s a flat flee plus 100 a day perdiem and election monies.

Anonymous said...

@12:13 - thank you for your uninformed comment. Of the 96 precincts in hinds county, Springridge (Siwell School) would represent basically one percent of the total precincts (rounding error).

The number of votes on June 7th at Siwell School (Springridge Precinct) was 3% of the total vote from those precincts.

Tell your I don't give a shit about them to the people who did turn out to vote in the GOP primary three weeks ago. And then cram your dont give a shit attitute back up your rear end where it belongs.

Anonymous said...

Hinds County Election Commission more disfunctional than the Hinds County Board of Supervisors - what a shit show. Five folks, none that can get along with the other, one that is wearing an ankle beltther four that don't trust each other ------- and they are the ones in charge of one of the most fundimental rights of all the rest of us! Damn- we are in the deepest of shit.

These idiots - elected to be in charge of elections of all things. Only interested in their on political future - a future that consists of being paid for a days work occasionally. None of which know crap about what they are supposed to be doing, much less how to get it done.

take the hinds county board of supervisors and multiply it times two times two. and double. the incompetence of this elected bunch of clowns along with their indicted co=conspirtor - makes the rest of our countries elected officials shine.

Aren't we all so proud?

County Cletus said...

12:34 : so far smart enough to not been caught with ill gotten federal monies. Just like the board of stupid visors.

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