News & Notes: York County Tries to Prevent Libertarian From Taking Office, Liz Cheney’s Independent Option

WOE-MACK: York County District Attorney Dave Sunday has filed an injunction seeking to bar Libertarian Dave Womack from serving on the Dallastown Borough Council because of his nearly 19-year-old criminal record.

Womack committed several crimes at the age of 21, serving four years in prison for his offenses. Apparently the Supreme Court recognizes felonies as “infamous crimes,” which according to Pennsylvania’s constitution makes Womack ineligible to hold the office he was elected to last November.

“I think it’s honestly cruel and unusual punishment,” Womack said of the attempt to keep him off the borough council. “I think I’m perpetually being charged for something I’ve already paid my debt to society for.”

CHENEY SHOULD GO INDEPENDENT: An editorial from Linda Chavez titled “How Liz Cheney Can Win Reelection” makes the case that Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney should leave the GOP and seek re-election as an independent. (Thanks to Ballot Access News for this link.)

Chavez served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and was the first Hispanic woman nominated to a United States cabinet position, though she ultimately withdrew her name from consideration. She has been a harsh critic of former president Trump, eventually breaking with the Republican Party herself.

“If Cheney doesn’t win the Republican nomination, she can choose to run in the general election as an independent. In a state where Republicans outnumber independents by more than 5 to 1, the odds might seem slim that she could win, but success is not impossible,” Chavez writes. “It all depends on what the Democrats do and whether enough Wyoming Republicans choose to break with the Trump cult.”

5 thoughts on “News & Notes: York County Tries to Prevent Libertarian From Taking Office, Liz Cheney’s Independent Option

  1. Traditionalist

    The wishful thinking by the rhino dinosaurs exemplified in the second item is particularly hilarious. Unfortunately for madames Chavez and Cheney, Wyoming is nowhere near the DC beltway, so most of their voters are not eligible. It’s highly unlikely that there are enough of them both willing and able to buy second homes in Wyoming and change their voter registration to there in time to save her job. As for the current voters of Wyoming, she has practically zero support.

    As the rhino author notes, Wyoming went 70% for Trump. The Democrats were only able to turn out their 28% for Joseph CCP Marionette Biden and Kamala Wicked Witch of the West Harris because they could vote against Trump himself, and that already included every never Trump rhino in Wyoming. They would have significantly more trouble turning out the Democrats and rhinos when the only thing at stake for them would be one representative out of 435, who will be a pariah in the House if she were to somehow sneak back in, which she won’t.

    Cheney might have hopes of sneaking in a plurality in the primary, with so many primary challengers against her. That won’t happen either, because the field will shake itself out. If it somehow did, a conservative independent would clean her clock come November.

    The best move for traitors like Cheney is to begin exploring career options in nations that would not extradite them during the second Trump administration or subsequently. Mainland Red China, perhaps? Perhaps they could set her up on radio broadcasts to the US as Beijing Liz, or give her an honorary post on a CCP committee. Or, maybe a transnational corporate gig might do.

  2. Robert Milnes

    Expanding on what I commented recently, it might very well be possible for repugs, like Cheney to run, and win, and caucus with the GOP. Much like Burnout caucuses with the demorats.
    If they could get enough in numbers/influence they could influence the party largely or totally, overthrowing the Trumpist GOP.
    But, who cares?
    Besides, they are going to get swept out, making it moot.

  3. Andy

    “Traditionalist” said: :”As the rhino author notes, Wyoming went 70% for Trump. The Democrats were only able to turn out their 28% for Joseph CCP Marionette Biden and Kamala Wicked Witch of the West Harris because they could vote against Trump himself, and that already included every never Trump rhino in Wyoming. They would have significantly more trouble turning out the Democrats and rhinos when the only thing at stake for them would be one representative out of 435, who will be a pariah in the House if she were to somehow sneak back in, which she won’t.”

    Hmmmmm. You seem to know and care a lot about Wyoming. Could it be that you live there?

  4. Sammy H

    Shouldn’t the state have noticed his criminal record when they certified him to run for office? Why qualify someone for the ballot if they can’t hold the office?

  5. Ed Johnson

    It was probably the county that certified since it was a local office. Most likely they did not have access to state criminal databases.

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