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.”