So, in the morning the Knox County Election Commission is supposed to talk about whether State House hopeful, Shelley Breeding, is eligible to run for the newly created 89th seat.
If you’ve been under a rock, here’s a recap right smack here.
In the meantime, Shelley’s lawyer, Bill Stokes, has sent the elections folks a memo – click right smack here for that bad boy – detailing why they she is a resident. And Stokes, along with attorney Jon Cope, dispute state election coordinator Mark Goins’ reason why she isn’t. Click right smack here for that.
This is actually a pretty bizarre case and I can see the arguments both ways. But, here’s why she should be allowed to run. (Since you asked.)
First, she’s a Democrat, so she has a snowball’s chance of winning that seat. (Stacey’s people live out there. Heh.)
Second, fair is fair. I mean you have a Republican on the local Election Commission that pretty much anyone with a brain believes committed voter fraud.
So, I figure: If no one gave a rat’s a$$ about that, why should they care if someone who doesn’t live in the county runs for the seat?