Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Dickinson: Those in Line at 7 Can Vote

Correction: This post erroneously reported Judge Dickinson said the polls could remain open til 9 if voters were in line at 7. Such was not the case.  The post has been corrected. 

 Special Circuit Judge Jess Dickinson ordered Hinds County polls stay open in several Hinds County precincts if voters are still in line when they close at 7 PM in accordance with state law.   

The Hinds County Republican Party filed a motion to intervene.  The GOP asked Judge Dickinson to reconsider his order but the Court denied the motion.  

However, Judge Dickinson ruled only those in line at 7 PM could vote.  He denied a request to keep the polls open til 9 PM.

Kingfish note: Is Dickinson about to do some more damage? 


Anonymous said...

State law already holds that all in line at 7pm shall be allowed to vote.

So, what's the point of Dickinson dicking around with what's already addressed in law.

Is Dickinson related to Presley?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully a Democrat keeps the polls open until 9 am Saturday so those ballots can be printed out quicker. A good 500,000 Presley votes could be manufactured if judges keep the polls "open" long enough. It's only equitable.

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Anonymous said...

If the other Judge ordered the Hinds County polls to remain open until 8:00, wouldn't that allow anyone still in line at 8:00 to vote?

Anonymous said...

What 8:37 said. This is already the law. No point to this.

Anonymous said...

Court challenges in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Anonymous said...

As I read the order it does not order any polling place to stay open until 9. What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

Then, as you read it, what does it order, 9:18?

DJT said...

It's the fix. Step 1, cause polls to be ordered open late
Step 2, see how many votes you need
Step 3. Print required votes
Step 4, slow roll the count to make sure you got enough.

We are at step 3. Just wait until step 4 hits.... you know it's coming.

Anonymous said...

Every election it's something........ always in Hinds county and nowhere
else in the state!!!!

Anonymous said...

So Jess the Jester wordsmythed the order to merely follow state law at 7 pm?

Anonymous said...

Ole Jess should’ve hung it up after the last fubar. Hubris.

Anonymous said...

the same judge who decided NOT to decide the garbage debacle is now flubbing up the election. "Mississippi God Damn"

Kingfish said...

We are talking about Dumbass Dickinson.

Mrs. Eastover said...

Our of curiosity, who is the incompetent fool that is in charge of elections in Hinds county? If I remember correctly, one of the commissioners was arrested a year or so ago for fraud.

Anonymous said...

Gaddamn. Dickinson is a fucking idiot. But that should be obvious to those of us who paid attention to his time adjudication the mayors veto lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Dickinson DIDNOT do what your headline said.

Dickinson ordered the four precincts identified in McDuffie complaint to stay open until 7. Or until everyone in line AT 7 voted. Which is what state law mandates.

In other words, Dickinson did not give anything in response to McDuffie charg

Anonymous said...

@9:33pm - it happened in Forrest County too

Anonymous said...

He literally restated the statute in his order. Nothing more. Nothing less. If you’re in line at 7 pm, you get to vote. If not, you don’t. All the angst here about this decision is absurd.

Anonymous said...

Voter suppression through incompetence. Where’s Archie

Anonymous said...

Isn’t it amazing that only democrat ran cities across this country can’t prepare for voting and need more time? Weird huh?

Anonymous said...

Dees will be on here later to tell us the republicans were behind the ballot shortage.

Anonymous said...

So, even after Kingfish added the correction to the earlier time (9:00), there is still no point to Dickinson's order.

All he did was put his useless stamp on what is already state law, to wit: Anybody in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Obviously, he simply wanted to see his name in the media.

Anonymous said...

And to think Jess "the Mess" Dickinson was over the Child Welfare System for a time. Sheesh.

Third World County said...

Whose "7 pm" is it? Hinds democrat Co. time? Internet time? Natl. Bureau of Standards time? Crooked election commissioner time? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, time?

Anonymous said...

This is incompetence for sure. But all the posts about democrats rigging the vote....I just don't see it. No Hinds County race was even close to being in question.

Anonymous said...

Creative voting techniques OK in Twilight Zone. However, outcomes seem normal this election.

Not to Worry said...

The Hinds demoncrats are not smart enough to rig anything.

Anonymous said...

John Hancock used less ink to sign the Declaration of Independence and he did so, at least allegedly and in part, to make a particularly important point about the very idea behind the document he was signing. I'm sure all sorts of laughs, chuckles, and guffaws could be had trying to guess what point Jess might be trying to make as well as the one he is unintentionally making by signing this thing, and with a signature visible from space. But he doesn't have to guess about one thing: based on the comments thus far, no one is laughing with him, they are laughing at him.

I am fortunate to know a lot of very nice people, some are even lawyers. Damned few would make competent jurists - well-suited to and knowledgeable about the task at hand. Much like surgeons, sensible people value competency (its complete range) in jurists above just about every other "personal" quality they possess or lack.

Anonymous said...

"The Hinds demoncrats are not smart enough to rig anything."

Bullshit. I have just one word: "bids." QED.

Anonymous said...

Thought this might help cause there's 3 courts, 3 reaching out to courts, and 3 judges involved.

Democratic Party vs Hinds County Election Commission and Hinds County Circuit Clerk
Asked for polls to remain open till 8 pm
Filed in Hinds Count Chancery Court
Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas approved.

A member of the Hinds County Republican Executive Committee is considering filing a lawsuit to keep the polls open longer after a number of Hinds County precincts ran out of ballots.

Republican Party went to Supreme Court to get them involved. Asking that all ballots cast by voters who are not in line at 7 pm be set aside and placed in locked box to ensure those votes are counted (if courts agree to later hours) or are kept out (in case court keeps current laws).

Mississippi Votes’ vs Hinds County Circuit Clerk, Hinds County et al
Asked for specific poll precincts to remain open until 9 pm.
Filed in Hinds County Circuit Court

Supreme Court involved, appointed Senior Status Judge Jess Dickinson

Judge Dickinson ruled to uphold current law: anyone in line at 7 can cast vote. This addresses everything that was filed in both Chancery and Circuit Court (asking for extensions to 8 pm and 9 pm).

Anonymous said...

Those of you who see conspiracies everywhere you look are the one's who would cheat to win so you assume everyone is like you.

And, you want to vote and see it as a right, but you don't want those who may vote for the other party to vote.

The fatigue with the naysayers and bad mouthers and wannabe "tough guys" is showing even in MS. Tate didn't do as well anywhere.

Presley never had a chance in MS where negative campaigning and outright lying still works well both in politics and social settings.

But, please, keep it up! The worse you all behave, the more tiresome you become. The more extreme you are, the more worrisome you become. And, like McCarthy and the Bund, you will go too far.

Indeed, IF our esteemed GOP legislature would have let MS vote on Roe v Wade , it wouldn't be an issue in the national races. But, instead, they made it impossible for us to vote on any issue!

Anonymous said...

At my Rankin Co. location they printed each ballot after IDs were verified.

You Read it Here First said...

NAACP and SPLC "disenfranchise" law suits in 3, 2, 1...

Why Lie? said...

Bullshit 10:43. Ballots are not PRINTED at the precincts...they are FURNISHED to the precincts.

Anonymous said...

Dickinson should simply have written: The petition is denied and the court defers to the polling hours stated in the State Constitution.

Instead, he pretends to be establishing policy.

Anonymous said...

That's how they did it where I voted yesterday. Drivers license, verified address, signed screen, given printed piece of paper, moved to a line, gave paper to next person, ballot printed off, voted, then I fed ballot into machine, vote counted. That was Rankin County. No problems at all.

About 10 years ago, I was in Madison County. Showed drivers license, signed book, used elec voting machines, done. No problems at all.

Growing up in Hinds County, never use to have problems voting. Used paper ballots back then.

Anonymous said...

What a third world joke. I voted in Madison and there was one person in front of me voting. One. No line. Lots of ballots.

Anonymous said...

12:25 - Please specifically identify the polling place that was 'printing off ballots'. Michael Watson will follow-up.

Anonymous said...

place where i voted in rankin county yesterday did the same thing. lady checked my license, i signed my name, got a little printed receipt. took it to the next table, gave the receipt to the guy, he put the blank ballot paper in the printer, it printed one side then printed the other, he pulled it out, initialed it, and handed it to me. not the first election i've done it that way. the ballot was not pre-printed before i got there.

it's not like i was given a ballot printed on 8.5 by 11 printer paper.

don't be mad cause rankin county can run an election better than hinds county. elect better people and maybe you too can have an efficiently run election.

Anonymous said...

@12:08pm for the WIN! Thank you for your eloquent succinctness.

Anonymous said...

A judge following state law — imagine that!

Anonymous said...

“The wrong report and a lack of advice from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office; that’s what Hinds County election commissioners say led to multiple precincts running out of ballots on Election Day.”

“District 5 Commissioner Shirley Varnado said none of that would have happened had the secretary of state provided more assistance when commissioners reached out.”

Priceless: "As far as I'm aware, everyone got the same training, and 81 of 82 (counties) got it right," said Secretary of State Michael Watson

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