Orly Taitz Makes the Ballot in California

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Martin Wisckol, who really can’t be disappointed about having such a fun story on his beat, reports that Orly Taitz has qualified for the ballot and will run for the GOP’s nomination for California secretary of state. Her best shot might be knocking the GOP’s preferred candidate, first-time politician (and African-American) Damon Dunn, off the ballot.

Among the allegations was that Dunn was registered as a Democrat within the last 12 months, which would disqualify him to seek the GOP nomination, [Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal] Kelley said. Candidates must be registered for three months with the party they are running for, and cannot be registered for a different party for 12 months.

Kelley said that Dunn has been registered as a Republican in Orange County since March 17, 2009. That’s just short of the 12-month mark given the March 12 filing deadline, but meets the three month requirement.

In what looks to be a good year for California Republicans, this could become a sizable embarrassment. Voters don’t typically pay much attention to downballot races, and name recognition can deliver wins — hello there, Scott Lee Cohen.

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41 Comments

Antibirther
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

What is particularly ironic is that in Obama's firs election, he was able to invalidate the nominating petitions of his challengers and run unchallenged in the democratic primary.

I hope that Orly can do the same thing here. it will be so hilarious if she was the Republican candidate.


chrisjay
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

This story strives to answers the question:
how does a state out-do itself which elects Ronnie, Arnie and Sonny Bono?


monkey99
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

What is it with California politicians?

It seems you must make yourself a laughing stock to run. In Orly's case, a national embarrassment, as well. It's always been this way, I realize, but in the last few years, it's become so distilled, how is it people don't laugh their way to and from the ballot box?

Who knows? ALL Californians will be required to show proof of citizenship now. Unfortunately, since because of their brilliant birfer “research”, all Americans aren't really American, How does she plan the verification process?

Poor Arnie. He's f****d.


monkey99
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

Whoops. Forgot IF she wins. In California, anything's possible, and since the state is still in desperate financial straights, Orly should feel right at home, considering where she originally came from.


Jim
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

Orly Taitz…the gift that just keeps on giving.


mantis
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

Has she demanded Dunn's birth certificate yet?


Jim
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

No, but she has already called him the Pubs “token” black. I hope Dunn shows he has a backbone and puts her on the defensive. They better have a debate or 2, it would definitely get the highest rating ever for a SoS debate!


borderraven
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

Speaking of birth certificates?


chrisjay
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

oh look: the tinfoil hat brigade has sent an emissary…
welcome, wingnut


katahdin
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

I just love Orly. She makes the crazy fun.


katahdin
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

Well, she's completely wrong. That's Michael Steele's job.


Antibirther
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

I wonder if the Cal Bar will suspend or revoke her law license in the middle of the campagn.

She can go balistic on TV.

“LET ME FINEEESH!!!”


mantis
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

Speaking of crazy-ass birthers…


ellid
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

Five gets you ten our gallant Dessert Shield veteran volunteers his vast array of skills and his profound knowledge of the Constitution to Orly Taitz' campaign. It should be the greatest show since Tonya Harding's suspiciously Borderravenesque bodyguard had Nancy Kerrigan smacked in the knee on national television.


bearclaw
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

“What??? I'm running for 'Secretary of State'? I thought I was running from 'sex with scary ol' Taitz'!!”


Jim
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

Which reminds me of an important question. Do candidates for SoS have to furnish financial disclosure forms? That would be VERY entertaining to see how well she can fill that out.


strangely_enough
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

You forgot Nixon, DiFi, Duke Cunningham, Bob Dornan, Dana Rohrabacher…


strangely_enough
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

I'm almost tempted to run out and register GOP to make sure she's on the Nov. ballot.
Almost…
The GOP out here seems mostly of the crazy and dangerous variety. Orly seems only to be a danger to herself.


Jim
Comment posted March 18, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

Actually, Steele's job is to scare the white GOP establishment…

MARTIN: But your candidates got to talk to them. One of the criticisms I've always had is Republicans — white Republicans — have been scared of black folks.

STEELE: You're absolutely right.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/09/michae…


NOT_AXJ
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 12:43 am

That would be something that would need to be nationally covered. I can just picture Orly up on stage screaming at the moderator “Let me finish! Let me finish! You have to show some decency!”


Steve_X
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 6:40 am

“Crazy” may be an understatement. I always think more along the lines of “batshit fucking insane.”


ellid
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 11:51 am

Throw in Dan White and Howard Phillips while you're at it….


Make The Pie Higher
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

In her honor, the state of California is proclaiming Taitz's nether regions to be known as “The Lincoln Tunnel.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony has been postponed indefinitely for logistical reasons and a fully understandable “ick” factor. You can, however, make donations to keep this stretch of high traffic highway free from unsightly debris.


Antibirther
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

Each candidate must file a Statement of Economic Interests with the county elections official disclosing investments, interests in real property, and any income received during the immediately preceding 12 months pursuant to the requirements of the Political Reform Act of 1974.

This should be publically availble soon.


Make The Pie Higher
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

Yes.

Also, a glass of hot fat. And the head of Alfredo Garcia.


Make The Pie Higher
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

Thanks for that.
I read somewhere that Yosef is tooling around in a new Tesla Roadster. You can lease one for $1,658 per month.


ellid
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

And they cost only $150,000 new. Sweet!


ellid
Comment posted March 19, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

And Hitler's brain inside a jar.


NOT_AXJ
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 12:28 am

I hope no one opens the hood and pulls a plug loose. Orly might claim that it could touch the body and cause electrocution when she and Yosef are riding around with their '3 children'.


ellid
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 11:42 am

One of my co-workers owns a Lotus Elite, which shares a chassis and body with the Tesla. It's not a family car. Bets that the “children” have individual Hummers or Escalades?


NOT_AXJ
Comment posted March 20, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

Orly likes her supporters to think that she has 3 small kids and most of them do based on their comments. Sure, it's not a family car, but who's to say that Orly wouldn't make such a claim? She lies anyway.


thesheriffsani
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 4:08 am

Dunn's a former NFL player. I don't think he's going to take any guff from the crazy-go-nuts Gabor sister.


ZenoFerox
Comment posted March 21, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

Republicans in California are so damned crazy these days that Taitz might win even without disqualifying her rival. It's going to be a surreal campaign — even by Golden State standards.


Hungry frog
Comment posted March 22, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

Dunn was registered as a Democrat on March 12th… in 1999!

Orly's claims are completely without merit, unsurprisingly…
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/the-hilar…


Make The Pie Higher
Comment posted March 23, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

Doubtful about the win part. Far fewer votes than either Alan Keyes or Debra Medina ever got is my prediction. Yes, those were different political races but the fringe is far more noisy than numerous.

Surreal? Absolutely.


ObamacornLies
Comment posted April 21, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

Don't forget to VOTE for ORLY!


ObamacornLies
Comment posted April 21, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

The left asks us to give Obama some “time”.
WE AGREE, I think 25 to life will be appropriate!

hahaha, he's going DOWN!


ObamacornLies
Comment posted April 21, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

And NO BC, will get him 25 to life!


ObamacornLies
Comment posted April 21, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

GO ORLY!


obamacornlies
Comment posted July 10, 2010 @ 5:36 am

YUP, STILLLLL harassing people…

new vid for ya:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QtRIOSzxEU


Orly hotels
Comment posted January 4, 2011 @ 7:38 am

yep. my money for a day :P


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