In the Sacramento Bee today;
A Sacramento Superior Court judge issued a tentative ruling Wednesday that would block former state lawmaker Deborah Ortiz’s bid for a seat on the Los Rios Community College District board.
Judge Allen Sumner issued a tentative ruling to grant trustee candidate Kenneth Barnes’ petition to prevent Ortiz’s name from appearing on the November ballot.
Barnes filed the petition Aug. 11 after Sacramento County elections officials allowed Ortiz to file for the Area 6 seat after the candidate filing period closed.
Ken Barnes is running for the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees against former State Senator Deborah Ortiz (termed out in 2006), and is fighting not only Ortiz and her friend, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, but local officials in his County as well;
Ken Barnes SEN. DEBORAH ORTIZ LAWSUIT UPDATE: Judge Issues Tentative Ruling in My Favor to Block Ortiz from Ballot. Sac Bee: http://bit.ly/BeeOrtiz1 -good news, but the battle is not over just yet. My own county government unleashed its vast resources to mount a vigorous defense of Ortiz, while both the county and Ortiz launched… vicious, personal attacks against me. However, we continue to stand on undisputed facts and the law.
This is California, and we’re going to see a lot of resistance to pulling things away from the left and returning to Constitutional principals, so this is really no surprise. One thing it illustrates is the importance of the California Secretary of State. It’s so important that George Soros has spent millions on an organization geared specifically to taking as many of these State positions as possible. In California, Debra Bowen is his prize candidate;
History’s most notorious Georgian-turned-Russian, the politically astute Joseph Stalin once remarked, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”
The lesson has not been lost on the increasingly notorious Hungarian-cum-American George Soros.
A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field.
This is, of course, the same Soros, the same hyperpolitical left-wing philanthropist who makes no secret of his intention to destroy capitalism. In an interview with Der Spiegel last year, Soros said European-style socialism “is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism. I think this propaganda that government involvement is always bad has been very successful — but also very harmful to our society.”
The vehicle for this planned hijacking of democracy is a below-the-radar non-federal “527” group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesn’t have to disclose them publicly until well after the election.
The 2010 slate also includes California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, whom the group describes as “one of the most progressive Secretaries of State in the nation.” Bowen was endorsed in her previous run by California ACORN PAC.