Thursday, September 18, 2008
Rosalind Kurita Fights Back with Write-In Campaign
by Pete Kotz
on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 2:45 PM
for consorting with the enemy
, state Senator Rosalind Kurita launched her write-in campaign today. As you may detect from the press release below, this is not about Rosalind. No, this is about freedom and protecting the rights of those who've fought for this country -- and maybe just a little bit about Rosalind.
Speaker Pro Tempore Rosalind Kurita (R-Clarksville) today kicked off a write-in campaign to confirm her primary victory overturned last night by Democrat Party officials. Her victory was certified by the Tennessee Coordinator of Elections on September 4th and all three county election commissions last month but Democrat Party officials overthrew the election results last night at a local party meeting.
“This election was stolen after the results were certified by three county election commissions and the state Coordinator of Elections,” said Sen. Kurita. “I have been contacted by an overwhelming number of my constituents who have urged me to continue this campaign. I am going forward with this effort because I believe it is now bigger than any one person or candidate.”
In the August 7th primary, Sen. Kurita received 4,477 votes while her opponent received 4,458. After the results of her victory were certified, State Democrat Party officials voided the election in a meeting at a hotel in Nashville on September 13th, setting the stage for county Democrat officials to choose the certified loser of the August 7th race.
“As the State Senator who represents Ft. Campbell, I have a tremendous amount of constituents who are active and retired military,” said Sen. Kurita. “They have fought wars to overthrow dictators and install free and fair elections where official results are honored. I cannot let a certified election be tossed aside to please party bosses.”
“The majority of those who voted in the primary have been disenfranchised by having their votes thrown away,” said Sen. Kurita. “This campaign will be about fair and just elections and honoring the voice of the voters.”
After seeing her primary victory overturned by the Democratic Party