VOTER FRAUD

Donald Trump wants an investigation into voter fraud because he feels millions of illegal immigrants voted against him. Well, Trump believes everyone should have voted for the egomaniac president. Give me a break.

Their was .00004% voter fraud reported in the past election. States have so many voter safe guards you wouldn’t  believe. Drivers licenses are compared with voter registration.

And he’s not happy with his crowd numbers at his swearing in. He claims the press miscounted, he had more than any president being sworn in.

I don’t know if I can stand this guy for 4 years.

BULLDOGS SHUT OUT ST. ELIZABETH; WOODBRIDGE WINS, TECH FALLS SHORT

The Laurel Bulldogs put on one of their strongest offense and defensive games with a convincing 35-0 win playing home.

Laurel was in complete command of the game scoring early and never looking back. The Bulldogs are now 1-1.

Woodbridge won their second game with a convincing 35-21 win over Polytech.

After a convincing win last week Sussex Tech fell short dropping a close game to power St. Marks 35-34. Both teams were tied at halftime, but St. Marks pulled ahead in the 3rd quarter. Neither team crossed the goal line in the 4th quarter.

REPUBLICANS CLEAN HOUSE IN SUSSEX-WHEATLEY OVER CONNOR FOR DEMS

One long time Republican, another a controversial one term elected official were both ousted by their party in Tuesdays Primary.

Vance Phillips seeking his 5th term as 5th District Councilman was upset by newcomer Robert Arlett, losing by 202 votes, 55%-49%.

Jeff Christopher who has challenged County Council on his constitutional right to have his sheriff’s office have enforcement and arrest powers, losing all of his court challenges, even though supported by the Tea Party of Sussex was also upset by former police officer Robert T. Lee losing by 21 votes, close enough for Christopher to ask for a recount. The percentage was 50.1-49.9 for Lee.

Robert Wheatley of Laurel easily defeated Dagsboro Mayor Brad Conner winning by 241 votes, 703-462. Wheatley garnered 60.3% of the vote , Connor 39.7.

Phillips has been embroiled in controversy as well as the sheriff, having a brawl with the sheriff, a court case involving family members, and an upcoming case involving charges brought forth by a female. He didn’t help himself crashing in on a local radio show that featured his opponent which led to an argument between Phillips and radio host Dan Gaffney, which led to several news articles not favoring Phillips.

Through all the trials and accusations Phillips always said he would be judged by the voters; tonight he was.

The Wheatley-Connor race was the most civil race of the evening. Both have known each other as friends for many years. The race had some controversy with Democrat Council Woman Joan Deaver endorsing Connor which prompted questions if she made a deal with Connor to support her for Council President should he and Shirley Price win in November.

In the other Sussex race, Republican Cindyh Green easily defeated her opponent Brian Butler 5527-4305.

CONNOR; INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE OR IN THE POCKET OF DEAVER

Comments (5)
Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 02, 2014 22:40

In an obvious reference to Ms Lemaire’s letter, Ms Deaver denies on her Facebook page that she has campaigned for Mr Connor.

However, she did endorse Connor some months ago and she asked her supporters on Sept 2 to contribute to his campaign.

Posted by: Thomas Adams | Sep 03, 2014 23:33

In response to Marion Gentul’s Facebook posting at left: Here is the quote from Deaver, posted Sept 2 at 12:55 pm:

EDITORS NOTE; THE LETTERS PRINTED BELOW ARE A RESULT OF FB POSTINGS BY DEMOCRAT COUNCIL WOMAN JOAN DEAVER WHO HAS ENDORSED BRAD CONNOR OVER BOB WHEATLEY FOR THE 5TH COUNCILMATIC PRIMARY NEXT TUESDAY. DEAVER HAS ALSO ENDORSED SHIRLEY PRICE, DEMOCRAT WHO IS RUNNING AGAINST INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN GEORGE COLE. RUMOR HAS IT DEAVER NEEDS BOTH TO BE ELECTED TO GIVE THE DEMOCRATS A MAJORITY ON THE COUNCIL AND SHE COJLD BE ELECTED PRESIDENT.

WHEATLEY HAS A NARROR LEAD IN THE POLLS; MY QUESTION: IF WHEATLEY WINS, WILL SHE SUPPORT WHEATLEY OR THE WINNER OF THE REPUBLICAN COUNCIL RACE/

THE LETTERS FOLLOW, ALL REPOSTED FROM THE CAPE GAZETTE

“I hesitate to say we should support good candidates for the 4th and 5th districts with our contributions because I just read a complaint on the editor`s page incorrectly saying I am campaigning for Brad Connor. But that IS the only way to bring about change for the better. And writing a check is not getting “involved”. Simply go to the websites for Shirley Price and Brad Connor and send them a check. They deserve it or just let the county continue as is.”

(The quote is buried under discussion of the Gazette’s story about the need for a county planner. Click on “view more comments” and voilà.)

Deaver’s endorsement of Connor appears on Bob Wheatley’s campaign website in a posting dated April 19:

http://www.facebook.com/bobwheatley2014

To your point about the legality of Deaver endorsing Connor or campaigning for him, I’d say it’s perfectly legal and this sort of thing happens all the time.

Posted by: Sharon Lemaire | Sep 05, 2014 09:22

Brad Connor’s recent letter asserts that he is being misrepresented, but here are some facts to the contrary. Regarding his relationship with Councilwoman Joan Deaver: he has her campaign manager running his campaign; according Mr. Connor’s financial report, Mrs. Deaver’s husband made a major donation to his campaign on March 20, 2014 and about 40% of his donors are from Mrs. Deaver’s District 3; Mrs. Deaver endorsed Mr. Connor in her social media postings in April 2014 and has conducted an almost non-stop attack on his opponent for the last three months. Mr. Connor may not have known Mrs. Deaver long, but it looks to me like they have become fast friends and if he wins, he’ll owe her big time.

Regarding Mr. Connor’s payday loan activities, according to the State of Delaware Division of Corporations website, queried again at 4PM yesterday, the registered agent of AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc. is S. Bradley Connor (see screen shot below). The address is that of his liquor store in Bethany Beach. The state banking commission website lists his brother James P. Connor as the lender. Prior to establishing AAA Cash4U Payday Loans, Inc., Mr. Connor was an employee of Cash Advance Plus headquartered in Delmar, DE, the owner of which is also a major donor to his campaign. For Mr. Connor to simply state that he does not own nor does he receive income from any payday loan company is at best a disingenuous effort to hide his payday loan connections. Mr. Connor, if I have misrepresented the facts as you suggest, then please enlighten me and I will stand corrected, but this time please tell us the whole story. It’s the ethical thing to do, don’t you think?

Sharon Lemaire

BITTERSWEET UPSET

The Virginia Primary Tuesday was unique in which David slayed Goliath. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to Tea Party candidate David Brat, a major upset to say the least.

What made the win so sweet is Cantor spent $5 million dollars to Brat spending less than $200,000. This doesn’t mean you can expect such miracles to happen in the general elections.

In primaries voter turn out can be as little least 10% where a general election will bring from 45% to 75% depending upon the issues. Five million can buy a candidate an election in most states. Those who have the best get out the vote organization can easily win most elections.

And like the story of the turtle and the hare, Cantor was told by his pollsters he was going to win by 35 point over the little known Brat, so Cantor saw no need to spend time with those in his district and he paid a heft price; a seat as future Speaker of the House.

Cantors loss should be a wake up call for incumbents who forget to make a presence in their district. Cantor was on the road raising funds for congressional races and spent very little time at home, duly noted by many voters who expressed that after the election.

SEN. VENABLES FINDS FUNDING TO RESTORE 1921 LHS BUILDING

I don’t have the facts, but I have just received an email from Doug Marvil, President of the Laurel historical Society that State Senator Robert Venables, (D) Laurel, former alumni of Laurel, and chairman of the State’s Bond Committee that the controversial 1921 building will be restored in “its entirety and preserved”!!!!

Another example of seniority and the importance of being a committee chairman on an important committee.

Apparently the school administration and the engineers have “found” another location where the elementary school can be located on the same grounds. How about that, when a state senator speaks, people listen.

Earlier when Laurel was facing financial ruin, Venables came up with several hundred thousands of dollars to help bail out the school.

SUDDENLY like the N Laurel school which wasn’t worth rehabbing and now is, will be joined by the 1921 building that wasn’t worth rehabbing and is now.

PHILLIPS FILES FOR RE-ELECTION

Despite pleas from the Republican Party not to seek another term for County Council, Vance Phillips filed today for re-election.

Recently a blog on Delawareright.com with the Sussex County Republican chairman saying he should not run again. Supported by the Executive Committee the chairman said whether Phillips is proven guilty or not, it’s the perception.

Philips replied in a TV interview Wednesday evening that he thought the job of the Republican chairman was to fight the other party not members of his own party.