Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins was mighty proud of himself on February 1, 2011: While everyone else 'round town was bundling up and staying in thanks to the cabin-fever-inducing ice storm, Dallas County remained open for business. (No doubt Jenkins pressed ahead with commissioners court that mo ... More >>
Special thanks to those who made 2011 so very, very special.
The old Rick Perry -- back before he discovered the Tea Party -- would have swept into Dallas on a white horse shootin' his Ruger and kickin' up dust to defend the embattled Medrano family, accused of faking a family member's voter residency in a justice of the peace election. In fact, I just ... More >>
OK, I do understand that we're all primed now to string up the entire Medrano family for a massive vote fraud conspiracy bordering on terrorism, communism and cannibalism. All I want to do is toss out a couple modest words of caution. The Dallas Morning News has a lead editorial today insist ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenToni Pippins-PooleLast night, Dallas County spokesperson Maria Arita sent word: Toni Pippins-Poole has been named Dallas County Elections Administrator, thus removing the word "interim" from her title. No doubt, longtime observers of county politics aren't stunned by this news. ... More >>
Why, only yesterday Stephen Broden was at Dallas County Commissioners Court, speaking up for former Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet whilst quoting Scripture to Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. But today, the New York media turns its attention on the man who tried last year to take Eddie Be ... More >>
Hey, Bruce Sherbet fans, I know you mean well, but you're never going to get anywhere with that stuff about traipsing downtown to the commissioners court meeting and making your little mini-speeches during the open-mic session. Last time you tried it, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Pr ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenNew Elections Administrator Toni Pippens-Poole in her office at the Elections Department.As you likely know by now, longtime Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet retired last month after, as he claims, Commissioner John Wiley Price told him that he had been in the positio ... More >>
Patrick MichelsCounty Judge Clay Jenkins reminds the room, "I did not ask Mr. Sherbet to resign." This morning he voted not to re-hire Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet as a consultant.Down at Dallas County Commissioners Court this morning, where the fire marshals were out to keep the overflow c ... More >>
Mark GrahamMaurine DickeyTake a look at the formal agenda for tomorrow's meeting of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. On Page 7 you'll find Court Order 34, which reads, simply:Approving by a voice vote of the Commissioners Court that Mr. Bruce Sherbet be approved for this agreement and a two ... More >>
I'm serious. I want Jimmy Carter to come monitor our elections. We need his help. So, if you were around here eight years ago, when Dallas was getting national attention for vote fraud, you might be especially concerned about recent developments in the county elections department. Until the ... More >>
Photo by Sam MertenClay JenkinsWhat a Week For the New County Judge Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has been pummeled in the media and political circles for playing Scottie Pippen to Commissioner John Wiley Price's Michael Jordan in the game to push out Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet ... More >>
I watched that video of Tuesday's Dallas County Commissioner's Court meeting -- the one about Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price and the firing of elections administrator Bruce Sherbet -- and I swear that Price was doing a whole new persona. He speaks now with a new gravitas, slowly ... More >>
In the '08 Obama/Clinton primary election, it was clear we had two Democratic Parties in Dallas County. We had the one that won that election -- the smart Obamacrats. And then we had the losers, the Dallas County Demacrooks, the usual suspects, the ones who took all that Clinton money but did ... More >>
Claire JordanThe majority of Dallas County's courtrooms were closed today because of inclement weather, but the commissioners court pressed on and held its weekly meeting this morning. Freezing temperatures and icy roads kept us and others away, but a dozen or so supporters of ousted Election ... More >>
Perhaps most disappointing to everyone gathered in support of Bruce Sherbet at yesterday's Election Commission meeting was the refusal of Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins to face his critics after he and two other Democrats, County Clerk John Warren and County Tax Assessor-Collector John Ames, voted ... More >>
AnonymousThis has been making the rounds. Can't imagine why its creator isn't looking for credit.Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neerman says today's 3:30 p.m. meeting of the Election Commission -- the first such gathering in more than two decades -- should be relocated to the c ... More >>
Photos by Sam Merten The scene outside the Dallas County Administration Building this afternoon.[This story has been updated to amend the quote from Darlene Ewing.] A passionate group of approximately 100 election judges, precinct chairs and other folks from all sides of the political spe ... More >>
Bruce SherbetA Friend of Unfair Park writes: He's heard whispers of a protest planned for 3:30 tomorrow at the Dallas County Administration Building, where the County Election Commission will meet for the first time in more than two decades. The reason, of course, is the departure of Dallas Count ... More >>
Via.Dallas County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet[Update: For reasons explained in the piece below, Bruce Sherbet tells Unfair Park he has resigned, effective March 1. He says when he spoke to Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price today, he told him he would work through the May mayor ... More >>
Ruth Goldway, chair of the Postal Regulatory Commission, opened today's meeting deep in the bowels of Dallas City Hall thusly: "We're hoping to get as much input as we can, from a wide cross-section" of people who care (or don't) about their Saturday delivery. The commission held its first he ... More >>
Edwin FloresThis'll most likely be our one and only item about the race for the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees -- because, judging by the early-voting numbers, well, not too many folks seem to be all that interested. Take the hotly contested District 1 race, for instance: In ... More >>
You are aware that are there elections tomorrow, right? Probably not, unless you're in a district of the Dallas Independent School District with a seat on the board of trustees that's ripe for the takin'. (What constitutional amendments?) Hence Bruce Sherbet's prediction that no more than 3 perce ... More >>
Johnnie Mae Shaw, an 83-year-old woman with heart problems, needed a ride to cast her vote May 9, so she called a phone number left on her answering machine offering free rides to those unable to make it to the polls. Evelyn Woods, Shaw's neighbor and friend for 39 years, saw her sitting outside he ... More >>
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