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Guys and Gals,

 

I have come into knowledge that the Secretary of State has, against his judgement, had to let the verdict in my case against Rep. Braddock stand due the law written as it is. However, there is still opportunity. I have also heard that if enough citizens file a complaint with him expressing the views that we are appalled at the situation, he will be forced to take action.

 

I am going to appeal the ruling and plead my case yet again. I need all of my fellow P.Com D19 constituents to help me by emailing Mr. Kemp and let him know how appalled we are that someone with these issues is still able to run for office as well as currently serve.

 

Brian Kemp SoS Email

 

Please feel free to let me know of any questions you have. Good luck and lets put the voice of the people to use.

 

Thanks,

 

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Ok, somewhere in the last 3-7 posts I have completely gotten lost as to what is being talked about here. Porn Thread? Double Standards? Personal Axe to grind? Who and what are y'all even talking ab

Sent.   Mr. Kemp, I am writing in regards to the eligibility of Ms. Paulette Braddock to run for the District 19 State House seat. Ms. Braddock is clearly ineligible to serve based upon the Georgia

Speaking for myself, it's not just the ethics. She is wholly unqualified to hold that office based on her inability to grasp the issues. She repeats talking points...that's it. Then you add on all

Shouldn't the citizens of district 19 be the ones making the decision about whether she should hold the seat or not? I don't support her, but I don't support the court and the SOS making the decision. If the citizens of district 19 want her in office, so be it. The people's voices are being silenced way to often, power to the people.

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Honorable Brian Kemp

Secretary of State

State of Georgia

RE Paulette Rakestraw Braddock eligibility to run for House District 19 seat.

Dear Sir

Over the past month I have become aware though a web site And articles recently ran in the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Paulette Rakestraw Braddock Candidate for House District 19 seat Has not paid to the State of Georgia certain withholding taxes and certain sales and use taxes as required by the laws of the State of Georgia, Also Certain taxes owed to the Cobb County Department of Revenue have yet to be paid. There also was a Federal Tax lien that has yet to be fully satisfied.

I am aware that an appeal was made on Mrs. Braddock eligibility and it was determined at the appeal hearing that the appeal was not filed within the time limits as required by the laws of the State of Georgia

This web site http://www.nomorepaulette.com/ contains documents that the taxes owed by Candidate Braddock remain owed with no plan in place to remit such payments to the State of Georgia Department of revenue or The Cobb County Department of Revenue.

I am not sure about the legal aspects of the appeal procedure but I am sure what the constitution of the State of Georgia states about the eligibility to run for or hold public office.

Article II Section II Paragraph III of the State of Georgia constitution states.

"No person...who is a defaulter for any federal, state, county, municipal, or school system taxes required of such officeholder or candidate if such person has been finally adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to owe those taxes, but such ineligibility may be removed at any time by full payment thereof, or by making payments to the tax authority pursuant to a payment plan, or under such other conditions as the General Assembly may provide by general law ; or who is the holder of public funds illegally shall be eligible to hold any office or appointment of honor or trust in this state....)

I respectfully urge that a complete and thorough review be made as it relates to the eligibility of Mrs. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock to not only hold the office of State House District 19 but also to seek reelection to this seat.

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Mr. Kemp, I am writing in regards to the eligibility of Ms. Paulette Braddock to run for the District 19 State House seat. Ms. Braddock is clearly ineligible to serve based upon the Georgia Constitution (outlined at www.nomorepaulette.com). Her eligibility was formally challenged recently but her candidacy was upheld given the complainant missed a deadline by 5 hours that exists in statute but not on the website where the challenge was filed. I would imagine that oftentimes challenges submitted to your office are submitted by concerned citizens rather than lawyers. The fact that the statutory deadline was inadequately described on your website where concerned citizens go to file challenges should not serve as an excuse for such a shameful candidate as Ms. Braddock to remain on the District 19 ballot. I am hopeful your office will reconsider the decision to uphold Ms. Braddock's eligibility.

 

 

 

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I'm in District 19, why should I be opposed to her running. I don't know anything about her.

 

That is one of the most ignorant statements you could make.

 

You are active on here and you claim you don't know anything about her.

 

If you are a voter, don't you like to be an informed voter about ALL of the candidates?

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That is one of the most ignorant statements you could make.

 

You are active on here and you claim you don't know anything about her.

 

If you are a voter, don't you like to be an informed voter about ALL of the candidates?

 

I try to avoid local political threads because they seem to be a back and forth of people that know the candidates bashing each other for this or that. I don't have to vote today, I figure I can learn what I need to know about a candidate the day before I need to vote. If I were truly ignorant and voted mindlessly I wouldn't have asked.

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Try this information http://www.nomorepaulette.com/

I've seen all the information, it looks like she may go to jail, or prison, even. She won't even show her face and I don't know what makes her think she might be re-elected.

But I don't get all the hatred. Spending time, energy and money on a lawsuit to get her off the ballot? People who don't even live in our district writing letters to get her off the ballot? What's up with that?

Probably half the elected officials under the dome have skeletons in the closet, some are probably a lot worse than what she's being accused of. Boortz used to say the sex and drug trades made a fortune when legislators were in session in ATL.

So why is so much hatred being directed at Paulette?

Go ahead and call me names, just please answer the question.

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I've seen all the information, it looks like she may go to jail, or prison, even. She won't even show her face and I don't know what makes her think she might be re-elected.

But I don't get all the hatred. Spending time, energy and money on a lawsuit to get her off the ballot? People who don't even live in our district writing letters to get her off the ballot? What's up with that?

Probably half the elected officials under the dome have skeletons in the closet, some are probably a lot worse than what she's being accused of. Boortz used to say the sex and drug trades made a fortune when legislators were in session in ATL.

So why is so much hatred being directed at Paulette?

Go ahead and call me names, just please answer the question.

I never thought the way I feel is hatred. I would feel this way about anyone who stole money from their employees. Mostly I can not believe she

can get away with withholding money from her employees and not submitting that money to the Federal and State governments. Also, sales taxes were collected and not submitted. These monies were not hers to keep, this is clearly illegal. At least when she does not pay her property taxes that is her debt not money she was given and apparently spent elsewhere.

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I've seen all the information, it looks like she may go to jail, or prison, even. She won't even show her face and I don't know what makes her think she might be re-elected.

But I don't get all the hatred. Spending time, energy and money on a lawsuit to get her off the ballot? People who don't even live in our district writing letters to get her off the ballot? What's up with that?

Probably half the elected officials under the dome have skeletons in the closet, some are probably a lot worse than what she's being accused of. Boortz used to say the sex and drug trades made a fortune when legislators were in session in ATL.

So why is so much hatred being directed at Paulette?

Go ahead and call me names, just please answer the question.

I have no hatred at all for Paulette, I think that she is a remarkable person for putting her name on the ballot knowing what the Constitution of the State of Georgia states as for as being eligible to run for a State office.

Pressure needs to be placed on the Secretary of State to insure that a person is qualified to run and hold a State elected office.

When she was sworn into office she swore to uphold the constitution of the State of Georgia, and I believe that she has failed to do so by not paying her taxes.

Mrs. Braddock has served the past year and a half representing District 19 citizens of Paulding County In violation of the State Constitution, And to my knowledge is still not complying with the Constitution.

Do you have any better solutions?

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I have no hatred at all for Paulette, I think that she is a remarkable person for putting her name on the ballot knowing what the Constitution of the State of Georgia states as for as being eligible to run for a State office.

Pressure needs to be placed on the Secretary of State to insure that a person is qualified to run and hold a State elected office.

When she was sworn into office she swore to uphold the constitution of the State of Georgia, and I believe that she has failed to do so by not paying her taxes.

Mrs. Braddock has served the past year and a half representing District 19 citizens of Paulding County In violation of the State Constitution, And to my knowledge is still not complying with the Constitution.

Do you have any better solutions?

Yes! Pick out the candidate you want to win and pour all of your energy into extolling their virtues, their experience, their leadership qualities, ect.,ect. on this site and everywhere else you can think of! You know what to do, put out yard signs, make phone calls, you seem like you know everybody in the county, get your person elected!

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I've seen all the information, it looks like she may go to jail, or prison, even. She won't even show her face and I don't know what makes her think she might be re-elected.

But I don't get all the hatred. Spending time, energy and money on a lawsuit to get her off the ballot? People who don't even live in our district writing letters to get her off the ballot? What's up with that?

Probably half the elected officials under the dome have skeletons in the closet, some are probably a lot worse than what she's being accused of. Boortz used to say the sex and drug trades made a fortune when legislators were in session in ATL.

So why is so much hatred being directed at Paulette?

Go ahead and call me names, just please answer the question.

 

Maybe I can help answer it for you since I have taken enough interest in these races to do some research as have many. The limits for campaign contributions have been raised at the state level.

Incumbents automatically get the lions share of contributions, it allows them to bury challengers under a mountain of campaign marketing. On the outside the overall impression is wow they must be good because look at all the financial support.

The truth is most of the support comes from the state level were many have an interest in having their bills passed.

 

Locally citizens have difficulty getting their concerns heard. The website was probably created by someone that did not have the resources to mail this information probably about 50 pages of proof to every one in the district.

 

A lot of people had concerns and knowledge of these things 2 years ago and did not have the resources to warn voters.

It is not just hers, if you watch the news this is happening all over the state in many races. Ethics comes up year after year in Georgia and disappear after elections.

 

The facts in the website are just that, facts that can be found by anyone that wants to dig.

This is not the same as a lot of dirty campaign material going out all over the state financially backed by a pac to ruin the challengers to their seats. Much of it is dirty innuendo such as Mike Miller pictures with youth he was mentoring being used to insinuate he had proper relationships with them.

 

My understanding is that groups of concerned citizens all over the state are using their own time and money to clean up some of the seats in their district.

Peach pundit and some other political sites are also picking these up all over the state as citizens are publishing and digging.

 

When you jump on ordinary citizens for digging you discourage those efforts in the future.

The bravest thing I have ever seen was a young man stand up in court without a lawyer with his claims, and watch a lawyer question him. He was out of his depth as most ant ordinary citizen would be under the circumstances. He did not have a lawyer, because he did not have the funds for one, but he was brave enough to exercise his rights.

Political ethics starts on Main street.

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Maybe I can help answer it for you since I have taken enough interest in these races to do some research as have many. The limits for campaign contributions have been raised at the state level.

Incumbents automatically get the lions share of contributions, it allows them to bury challengers under a mountain of campaign marketing. On the outside the overall impression is wow they must be good because look at all the financial support.

The truth is most of the support comes from the state level were many have an interest in having their bills passed.

 

Locally citizens have difficulty getting their concerns heard. The website was probably created by someone that did not have the resources to mail this information probably about 50 pages of proof to every one in the district.

 

A lot of people had concerns and knowledge of these things 2 years ago and did not have the resources to warn voters.

It is not just hers, if you watch the news this is happening all over the state in many races. Ethics comes up year after year in Georgia and disappear after elections.

 

The facts in the website are just that, facts that can be found by anyone that wants to dig.

This is not the same as a lot of dirty campaign material going out all over the state financially backed by a pac to ruin the challengers to their seats. Much of it is dirty innuendo such as Mike Miller pictures with youth he was mentoring being used to insinuate he had proper relationships with them.

 

My understanding is that groups of concerned citizens all over the state are using their own time and money to clean up some of the seats in their district.

Peach pundit and some other political sites are also picking these up all over the state as citizens are publishing and digging.

 

When you jump on ordinary citizens for digging you discourage those efforts in the future.

The bravest thing I have ever seen was a young man stand up in court without a lawyer with his claims, and watch a lawyer question him. He was out of his depth as most ant ordinary citizen would be under the circumstances. He did not have a lawyer, because he did not have the funds for one, but he was brave enough to exercise his rights.

Political ethics starts on Main street.

All that sounds great if not for the fact that while going on and on about her the same people support another non tax payer and even make excuses for him.

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All that sounds great if not for the fact that while going on and on about her the same people support another non tax payer and even make excuses for him.

 

I will respond as I am the originator. I have never once spoken a word to support anyone that is known to have outstanding taxes or be outside of the law. As such I also want to say that on a personal level I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against Rep. Braddock. I have never spoken a word to her, and her voting record does not completely go against mine. My issue and reason for this campaign and the devotion of my time has been in the hopes to educate the citizens prior to the election as well as to ensure that my fellow constituents do not unknowingly re-elect an official that is constitutionally out of the bounds of being qualified to run. The representative has numerous issues at question that cause concern to MOST all that are made aware of them.

 

As many of you know, many voters do not know any of the names on the ballot when they cast their votes. Most of what they know of the local elections are based on the mailers they receive as well as the signs they are bombarded with in the community. As recent news stories have exposed, this usually favors the incumbents. In this case our incumbent is the candidate in question who has multiple unresolved tax issues, multiple unresolved prior business issues, as well as some questionable law issues from the past and current in the form of her contempt of court.

 

I have given just as much of my efforts to help support getting knowledge into the public's hands about the candidate that I personally support. I have also made perfectly clear that while I do support one candidate, I would be happy with the other non-incumbent being elected as well as long as it meant that we had a new person as our District 19 representative.

 

On that note I would like to thank all of my fellow P.comers that have assisted me in informing Mr. Kemp of the situation that we are in here in District 19.

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Yes! Pick out the candidate you want to win and pour all of your energy into extolling their virtues, their experience, their leadership qualities, ect.,ect. on this site and everywhere else you can think of! You know what to do, put out yard signs, make phone calls, you seem like you know everybody in the county, get your person elected!

I have made the phone calls, Talked with the neighbors, Attended fund raisers, Put up yard signs And yes I have also used the media to get the word out.

I try to deal in facts that can be supported by legal documents, Are you questioning these facts? Or you just questioning the method of making them available?

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All that sounds great if not for the fact that while going on and on about her the same people support another non tax payer and even make excuses for him.

 

 

who is that? i only know of one other and that is Bill Carruth and I am not supporting him either.. and i sure as heck am not supporting heath so if i am missing someone let me know i have not voted yet

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All that sounds great if not for the fact that while going on and on about her the same people support another non tax payer and even make excuses for him.

I have not nor will I support any candidate that does not comply with the Constitution of the State of Georgia.

I have been very open in my opposition to Bill Carruth and Paulette Braddock from day one.

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Check out Fox5 News.

 

They reported last week about the Republican PAC.

 

The PAC is funneling money into a so-called Incumbent Protection Committee to funnel funds to incumbents ensuring that they can out spend anyone going up against them, ensuring a WIN for the INCUMBENT.

 

Dirty politics with NO ethics, including Nathan Deal.

 

The State of Georgia is the worst in Ethics. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Just what I heard on the news.

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I will respond as I am the originator. I have never once spoken a word to support anyone that is known to have outstanding taxes or be outside of the law. As such I also want to say that on a personal level I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against Rep. Braddock. I have never spoken a word to her, and her voting record does not completely go against mine. My issue and reason for this campaign and the devotion of my time has been in the hopes to educate the citizens prior to the election as well as to ensure that my fellow constituents do not unknowingly re-elect an official that is constitutionally out of the bounds of being qualified to run. The representative has numerous issues at question that cause concern to MOST all that are made aware of them.

 

As many of you know, many voters do not know any of the names on the ballot when they cast their votes.

 

Well put, wineguy; most of our voters are STUPID; well, that is what you are implying. I and everyone I know that votes, educates themselves BEFORE going to the polls, and I might add, they also stay away from message boards such as this one, that posts a survey that allowed multiple votes, and is based on 14 people voting.

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Most of what they know of the local elections are based on the mailers they receive as well as the signs they are bombarded with in the community. As recent news stories have exposed, this usually favors the incumbents. In this case our incumbent is the candidate in question who has multiple unresolved tax issues, multiple unresolved prior business issues, as well as some questionable law issues from the past and current in the form of her contempt of court.

 

The previous posted responded that is obvious that many of the Braddock detractors are also Carruth supporters and that his failings were all forgivable in that he was a businessman who got caught up in the economic downturn. So sad.

 

I have given just as much of my efforts to help support getting knowledge into the public's hands about the candidate that I personally support. I have also made perfectly clear that while I do support one candidate, I would be happy with the other non-incumbent being elected as well as long as it meant that we had a new person as our District 19 representative.

 

On that note I would like to thank all of my fellow P.comers that have assisted me in informing Mr. Kemp of the situation that we are in here in District 19.

 

 

And thank you also for posting the email address of the SOS, many supporters of the current representative have let him know what we think about the pornographic style website that was published and how many of Braddock detractors appear to the ignorant, self serving, whiners with no clue as to how to use their efforts to support and rally the candidate of their choice. You are just amazing, wineguy!

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No my friend, we don't wonder why, we know.

 

I respect your opinion and you have every right to endorse your candidate as I do mine. If you feel there is something that needs to be said it is your right as well as mine to be sure it is known. I apologize that you do not like the style that the website was created in. But I do not think this is the correct forum to address your concerns about that. I know as much as you do about the origins of the mentioned site, and I share your disgust in its design. However, as Craigslist has demonstrated, a very simply laid out site is many times very effective in getting information to the end user. As for your blatant attack on the people that do not care for your candidate, I feel this is in poor taste. You have replied to my post, in which I had nothing negative or derogatory to say about anyone other than the stated facts and public records. Yet you choose to degrade yourself by speaking unintelligibly and did it in my quotation at that.

 

As I said you have a right to your opinion, and if you can please express why we should re-elect Representative Braddock despite her disregard of the state law I would be more than happy to listen, but it will not change the fact that she legally should not be on the ballots.

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All that sounds great if not for the fact that while going on and on about her the same people support another non tax payer and even make excuses for him.

 

Maybe I am wrong, but I thought his situation was different.

I thought he was in default with a loan to a bank and the bank was taken over by the feds.He did not make payments because he was in the middle of bankruptcy.

He seemed to have been making some big changes in his personal overhead such as moving to a smaller home to be able to pay off his creditors.

I have not seen any proof of long term tax evasion on his part.

The only reason I defend him was the reason that I gave and that was the type of business he was in and I knew for a fact that many others in the industry were in the same boat as he is and working hard to get out from under it.

I don't know how many of them will ever get out of the type of debt they are in because of the housing crash.

 

I may be wrong that his is not different and he has been evading taxes, but as yet I have not seen any proof. I think that his qualification would have been challenged just as it was on his residency had there been proof.

 

I have also defended JK Rogers when I didn't agree with observations about him.

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who is that? i only know of one other and that is Bill Carruth and I am not supporting him either.. and i sure as heck am not supporting heath so if i am missing someone let me know i have not voted yet

Guess you do not miss much except that I was in no way talking about you.

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Guess you do not miss much except that I was in no way talking about you.

 

 

my fault.... when you said "same people" i just wanted to clarify no not me :pardon: and wanted to be sure there was no one else lurking around before i voted

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I have made the phone calls, Talked with the neighbors, Attended fund raisers, Put up yard signs And yes I have also used the media to get the word out.

I try to deal in facts that can be supported by legal documents, Are you questioning these facts? Or you just questioning the method of making them available?

I am questioning the level of vitriol that comes across loud and clear in a number of pcomer's posts regarding Paulette. The point was made long ago, and at first, the average person (me) thinks, "ah...interesting, I need to seriously take this into account." Then as days and weeks go by and the pounding continues and the shrill tone rises, the average person thinks "hmmm...wow, these folks are very, very against unethical politicians, wonder why they never mention any other politicians that have ethics issues?" More days go by and by NOW, people are seemingly not allowed to even mention Paulette's NAME without the obligatory HATRED attached, or else they get called "IGNORANT" and are sneered at. So your average person is now thinking, "Ok, what is these folk's AGENDA?"

That is what I was questioning, Mr. Whitey, with all due respect.

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And thank you also for posting the email address of the SOS, many supporters of the current representative have let him know what we think about the pornographic style website that was published and how many of Braddock detrators appear to the ignorant, selfserving, whiners with no clue as to how to use their efforts to support and rally the candidate of their choice. You are just amazing, wineguy!

 

 

pornographic style? i mean if you get off on corruption, i suppose you could look at that site as pornography but, otherwise, wtf are you talking about?

 

 

mrnn

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