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GOP declares Mike Abbott ineligible




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Wilson County News
April 2, 2014 | 6,393 views | 34 comments

Despite his 19-vote primary election win, Mike Abbott has been deemed ineligible to continue as the Republican candidate for Wilson County Precinct 2 commissioner.

Abbott said he moved from Sutherland Springs in April 2013, and since has resided in Floresville with his daughter. But on his sworn and notarized ballot application dated Dec. 9, 2013, Abbott wrote that he had resided in the state and county for 28 years, 3 months and that he had lived in the precinct for 3 months.

The application was filed just minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline, Abbott said, after he spent much of the day tending to items including the establishment of a tax-identification number for his campaign account. Abbott said that in his haste to complete the form at the last minute, he mistakenly wrote a “3” instead of an “8.”

Section 141.001 of the state’s Election Code requires candidates to reside in a territory for at least six months prior to the filing deadline.

Ruby Manen, chairman of the Wilson County Republican Party, said that she noticed the error prior to canvassing the election on March 13.

“Yes, I am remiss that I did not catch this sooner,” she said. “I should have caught it the day he filed.”

The party has from June 13 to Oct. 5 to select a replacement candidate to face Democrat incumbent Paul Pfeil in the Nov. 4 election. Abbott hopes that the Precinct 2 Republican leadership will select him as their candidate. According to email correspondence between Abbott and Andre Montgomery of the Secretary of State’s Elections Division, Abbott is eligible for placement on the ballot as a replacement candidate.
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 8, 2014 5:45am
 
Its Me.. Does your IQ match your age ? Forever young ? LOL

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 8, 2014 5:12am
 
Its Me..... The envy of the old and wise by the young and insignificant doesn't bode well for self improvement. As Will Rogers said "There are three kinds of men. The ones ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 8, 2014 4:47am
 
Just read that two ex GOP senators are endorsing Democrat candidates. Wilson County Republican leadership should take notice as actions have consequences.

 
Its Me  
Over Here  
July 7, 2014 1:44pm
 
Chief your on one of your tirades again. Perhaps it's time for your medication old man.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 7, 2014 8:22am
 
Its Me .... Just one more of the mindless sheep following the 'Judas' goats.

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 7, 2014 3:35am
 
Correction.....change my idiot typo of 'men' to 'mean' in the 5th line of my last post. LOL

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 7, 2014 3:20am
 
Its Me..... There you go again, getting romantic. @ 'Your an idiot'.... Only an idiot would publicly advertise their lack of proper English. Did you men 'You're an idiot' ? Your post indicates that you could be ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
July 6, 2014 4:41pm
 
TRANSPARENCY. The Obama administration and the Wilson county Republican leadership, two peas in a pod.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 5, 2014 7:50am
 
Correction....for clarification purposes, delete the word 'other' in the 5th line of my last comment, thank you.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 5, 2014 7:36am
 
In times when many republican lawmakers and their supporters are calling for resignation of government officials for various nefarious offenses, Ruby Manen along with the other three persons who voted to overturn the election results ... More ›

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