Cuyahoga

There are 17 empty Republican slots for Cuyahoga County common pleas judgeships 17 civil rights-minded American attorneys could have sought

CLEVELAND, OH – I was stunned when I voted for myself for Congress in the 11th Congressional District and saw that 17 Republican attorneys had not filed for one of 17 court of common pleas judgeships for this year’s primary election.  It means 17 Democrats on the other side of the ballot will have no Republican opponent in November.  The filing deadline for Independent candidacies is May 2. The salary of a court of common pleas judge is $155,000 anually.  A municipal court judge earns $146,000.  Terms are six years.  Democratic Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’Malley, again, has no…

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Cuyahoga county Republicans overturn endorsement of Richard DeWine to back James Renacci for Ohio governor

CLEVELAND, OH – Dr. Amy Stearns-Acton cost Governor Richard Michael DeWine the endorsement of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party.  So did his business closing orders during the Covid 19 cold and flu season.  So did his and her decision that certain Ohioans and their professions were “essential” while others were not.  DeWine can sell himself as acting responsibly to save lives during a “pandemic” but the majority of Ohioans are not buying. Cuyahoga County Republicans chose to ignore DeWine’s incumbency when Strongsville Ward Leader Shannon Burns introduced a motion to overturn a committee endorsement recommendation of the current governor.  Independence…

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Federal prosecutors and the FBI must add O’Malley’s failure to enforce and prosecute federal and state “color of law” election law violations between the elections board and prosecutor’s office

CLEVELAND, OH – Justin Bibb’s September 14, 2021 pre-primary election campaign finance report was required pursuant to Section 3517.10 of the Ohio Revised Code to be delivered “not later than 4 p.m.” on the 12th day before the election.  September 2, 2021 was the due date and Bibb’s campaign treasurer, Scott Hruby, delivered it on October 8, 2021. Failing to file on time violates Section 3517.13 of the Ohio Revised Code.  The heading is “failure to file.”  Because they violated Section 3517.10 and 3517.13 of the Ohio Revised Code, Bibb and Hruby should have two separate 1st degree misdemeanor charges…

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Justin Bibb’s online campaign finance filings are incomplete, he’s missed deadlines and he’s currently ineligible to assume the office of mayor on January 3rd

CLEVELAND, OH – What’s not in the Cuyahoga County Board of Election’s online campaign finance report filings for Cleveland mayor-elect Justin Bibb are his post primary election, pre-general election and post general election records.  What is in the online records is a pre-primary election campaign finance report showing Bibb and his campaign treasurer, Scott Hruby, as “1st degree” misdemeanor campaign finance law violators. If the letter of the law is followed then Bibb has no legal authority to “enter the office” of mayor of Cleveland on January 3, 2022.  The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections engaged in “misconduct” by allowing…

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Blaine Griffin’s election as Cleveland council president puts Justin Bibb with a potential competitor who didn’t endorse him; and who won’t be his rubber stamp

In 2013 Blaine Griffin was serving as the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party's vice chairman when elections board officials learned Jane Platten and Brent Lawler had allowed over 67 candidates to enter offices in violation of Section 3517.11(D) of the Ohio Revised Code. As Council President-elect Griffin predicted, ex-Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty took no actions to enforce Title 35 as written since he would have been required to prosecute officials like Ed Fitzgerald, Frank Jackson and Judges like Deena Calabrese or even Joan Synenberg. Griffin has since learned that council can enforce the election law provisions in Cleveland's charter.

CLEVELAND, OH – The official vote for President of Cleveland city council doesn’t come until January 3, 2022.  Chapter 5 and Section 30 of Cleveland’s Charter sets the first regular meeting in January after a municipal election as its date of occurrence. In Cleveland incumbent returning council members “caucus” with newly-elected legislators after a municipal election before the first regular meeting in January to decide who among them should preside over the legislative body as president.  On November 5, 2021 the non-binding vote for Blaine Griffin was unanimous. The vote trashed a former unspoken “rule” that if an American Negro…

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Judge Larry Jones’ sudden death four weeks after he received the CoVid injection is being investigated by Cuyahoga County’s medical examiner

CLEVELAND, OH – As a 68-year-old man with known heart disease and a pacemaker installed in his body, the late Judge Larry Jones’ cause of death would be normally listed as “natural.” Jones was golfing in Florida with his wife and Clerk of Court Earle B. Turner when he died.   It was their golf party’s turn to tee up.  He hadn’t answered his wife’s calls.  Turner went to the room to get him and found Jones to be unresponsive.  Florida EMS workers said his pacemaker wasn’t firing. Jones was the third Cuyahoga County judge to die within 9 days.  Leading…

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