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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