Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Texas: Strayhorn - Start counting!
Strayhorn campaign case goes to court
Attorneys try to avoid delays over petitions in the secretary of state's office
By R.G. RATCLIFFE Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau May 2, 2006.... Wood told U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel that Strayhorn has not turned the signatures in to Secretary of State Roger Williams because Williams has refused to use statistical analysis or to start the process of certifying the petitions until all of the candidates have filed their petitions.
Wood said a statistical analysis could be completed in days.
Wood complained Williams wants to verify every signature on the petitions of independent candidates.
Wood said that would take until at least the end of June, a process he said would give Republican and Democratic candidates a "substantial" advantage going into the November general election.
"This is two months of time in which my client cannot credibly represent to the media, to volunteers, to contributors that she is going to be on the ballot," Wood said.... more