Kasich Goes to Court: I Did It But You Found Out Too Late

Presidential candidates must gain a certain number of signatures to see their names on ballots in congressional districts across the country. It’s a good thing when your campaign gains the needed 2000 “valid” signatures for your petitions. Ohio Governor John Kasich failed in that endeavor in Pennsylvania and in Illinois. In a Pennsylvania court, his attorney acknowledged the campaign had too few signatures. The defense depends on the what the meaning of “deadline” is, not what rules dictate. Commentary about Illinois a few paragraphs down.


Cartoon Courtesy of Nate Beeler and Columbus Dispatch

Cartoon Courtesy of Nate Beeler and Columbus Dispatch


Judge Leadbetter said the case is “a matter of significance,” because Mr. Kasich is running for president and because there does not appear to be a legal precedent determining whether the deadline is 5 p.m. or midnight.


Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s own lawyer agrees the presidential campaign submitted fewer valid signatures than are required for the candidate to appear on Pennsylvania’s primary ballot. But he argued in court Wednesday that it doesn’t matter because an objection to Mr. Kasich’s nominating petitions was filed 13 minutes too late.

At issue is whether challenges to Pennsylvania nominating petitions are due by 5 p.m. or 11:59 p.m. on the last day to file.

Attorneys for Mr. Kasich and the objector have stipulated that the campaign filed no more than 2,184 signatures with the state, and that 192 of those signatures were not valid. Republican and Democratic candidates for president must submit 2,000 signatures to appear on the ballot.

But the objection to Mr. Kasich’s nominating petition was filed at 5:13 p.m. on the last day to challenge nominating petitions, and his attorney argues that makes it 13 minutes too late to be considered. The objector’s attorney disagrees, saying there is no requirement that the filing be received by 5 p.m.

Both sides appeared Wednesday in Commonwealth Court, where Judge Bonnie Leadbetter said the matter may go to a three-judge panel. She set deadlines of next Monday and Wednesday for additional briefs.

Judge Leadbetter said the case is “a matter of significance,” because Mr. Kasich is running for president and because there does not appear to be a legal precedent determining whether the deadline is 5 p.m. or midnight.

If Kasich has an Illinois challenge, he will not be on the ballot in the 1st, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th congressional districts –– if –– there’s a challenge. There is no challenge.

So Kasich will be on the ballot. But considering that he couldn’t even scrape together a couple thousand signatures of people saying “sure it’s fine, you can run,” it’s hard to imagine he’s going to do well.

UPI explains the districts where Kasich failed: the South Side of Chicago (1st), Madison County in the southernmost part of the state (12th), the city of Champaign in central Illinois (13th), parts of DeKalb and DuPage counties in the Chicago suburbs (14th), southeastern Illinois (15th) and north-central Illinois, including Rockford (16th).

You know, places with population.

The mark of a truly powerhouse campaign. Way to go Gov. Kasich! You’re not only unable to get the signatures, you’re not even consequential enough for anyone to care enough to challenge it. Great job! Source: RedState

Cartoon Courtesy of Nate Beeler

Cartoon Courtesy of Nate Beeler

When I think of John Kasich sitting in the Oval Office, I think of the rude awakening he will encounter when he faces off with today’s Democrats. Nothing today is as it was back in his day, and back in his day is the foundation of his campaign.

Conservative Treehouse has some theory on the lackadaisical Kasich campaign. H/T Laura Alcorn at Conservative2Conservative. Looking for a conservative grassroots forum for insider news, visit Laura here.


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  • bg9g1


    George Soros insiders donate
    to Kasich, Bush campaigns. . .

    his NOWO plans have
    evidently going awry..

    John Kasich (R)
    Top Contributors,
    federal election data
    Soros Fund Management

    there’s much more..
    ie: Cruz & Neil Bush

    Google it..

    • marlene

      Yes, you’re absolutely right. I have several links to articles about kasich’s support of illegal aliens, which his donors made him promise to support in exchange for their funding. Same for cruz and bush and fiorina and rubio. I don’t believe there is one member of congress who should be elected to the Oval Office and none of the RNC/GOP establishment machine candidates should ever be re-elected to office. It goes without saying that no one in their “right” mind would vote for a democrat.

      • bg9g1


        breaking: fodder for the msm talking heads..

        like ISIS claims they blew up a monument, MoveOn just
        claimed responsibility for shutting down a Trump rally of
        over 10,000 people in Chicago tonight..

        how lost is this country..

        • marlene

          WE are lost because we did nothing about this travesty against our election process.

        • So, bg9g1, I went to Disqus, all comments were approved and were already showing here, but two were waiting for approval, one from 11 hrs. ago and one from 13 mins ago. I approved both, but both were already posted here. I don’t know what’s going on other than Disqus has tried for us to do all replying from their dashboard. I guess they need the traffic. I have refused, so … my apologies for whatever is going on.

          • bg9g1

            BELL :Maggie@Maggie’s Notebook Mod bg9g1

            okay, NIOW it’s posted.. and there’s only ONE post
            that i had posted TWICE that was marked Pending TWICE., so ONE is the right number of posts. if another samo samo post shows up, i’ll delete it or something.. 🙂


          • bg9g1

            okay, now i see both of them, but still have no idea if anyone else can see them or not, but they aren’t marked in my profile page, i just hope marlene got it, as it was a response to marlene.. thanks again..

  • marlene

    “How All The Candidates Fit In The Overall GOPs Road Map” The Last Refuge
    “The GOP Candidates Who Support Amnesty” Kelleigh Nelson. Kasich is a recipient of the Koch Brothers Dark Money Network. And the Koch Brothers look forward to being the recipient of Kasich’s largesse if he were to slither into the Oval Office.

    • bg9g1

      re: Koch,

      as are Rubio,.Ryan, and a few others as well..the reason America is falling apart is due to all the deceit and corruption that has been festering, like a cancer, throughout our governmental systems for decades,

      Pro-Amnesty Pundits Pine for Paul
      Ryan and Marco Rubio Moment’. . .

      there’s also this..as well as a few other
      scenario’s consisting of the usual suspects..

      Y’all can attack me for saying, but
      here’s the GOP ticket I see emerging

      said it from the get go.. Cruz is the Manchurian candidates
      Manchurian candidate.. he has run the most deceitful, lying,
      campaign out of the entire bunch combined..

      he did vote for Obamacare, he did vote for TPA, and i could list
      at least several more lies he’s told, he voted against funding the
      troops 3 times, he doesn’t tithe, and i didn’t even get to his wife..

      fact is, if Trump loses, our great grandchildren might very well
      be living in the Ummah States of Allah, under the auspices of a
      “Sharia Compliant Word Body”, namely the United Nations New
      One World Order = NOWO, how’s that for irony.. *sigh*

      • marlene

        Great comment. I agree with you.

        • bg9g1


          many others agree with us.. it’s a shame that only Trump supporters understand the reason there are so many of us.. they’re still bogged down by insignificant labels, ie: Dems – Reps, black – white, rich- poor, etc.. when they should be concerned with ther future generations future, will they be free to pursue their own destiny, or be held in captivity, dependent upon their masters charity..

          David Rockefeller is one of, if not
          the main, architects of the NOWO..

          ” . . But the world is now more sophisticated and
          prepared to march towards a world government.
          The super-national sovereignty of an intellectual
          elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the
          national auto – determination practiced in past centuries.”

          • marlene

            Even a majority cannot rule over the Constitution.

          • marlene

            Oregon and many other States are funded and controlled by the Rockefeller Foundation. The corruption of elected officials goes from the local government, the sheriffs, the governors, to the State legislatures.

        • bg9g1


          we have perhaps slept too long, too tired to note
          how we have eased into a form of slavery of our
          own making.. i firmly believe we have already lost
          our beloved Republic.. and albeit unknowingly or
          not, have evolved into an Oligarchy.. think Trump
          sees the truth, and will try and pull US back from
          the brink of oblivion.. is he perfect, hell no, is he
          our savior, double hell no, but one thing i do know
          for certain is that he cannot do it without us.. ergot
          no matter what, we must never surrender, ever..

          • marlene

            Way too many “Americans” are NOT American. Obama has brought his traitors with him, put them into high positions, and brought in those aliens with no allegiance to our Republic, and in fact, think that “freedom” means the right to remove them, “liberty” means the freedom to do so, and “rights” are privileges. Democracy always leads to totalitarianism. I believe we need and MUST have a rebellion. What we don’t want is a revolution which always leads to a military takeover. Thanks for the links and the video.

            • bg9g1

              wow, that was well stated..

              and you are quite welcome..

              re; Revolution is the alleged dream from Obama. father, in reality, America’s nightmare.. Obama believes revolution is “inevitable”..

              February 24, 2011
              Meeting Young Obama

              [Boss and Obama, however, had a starkly different view. They believed that the economic stresses of the Carter years meant revolution was still imminent. The election of Reagan was simply a minor set-back in terms of the coming revolution. As I recall, Obama repeatedly used the phrase “When the revolution comes….” In my mind, I remember thinking that Obama was blindly sticking to the simple Marxist theory that had characterized my own views while I was an undergraduate at Occidental College. “There’s going to be a revolution,” Obama said, “we need to be organized and grow the movement.” In Obama’s view, our role must be to educate others so that we might usher in more quickly this inevitable revolution.]

              i believe he’s gone about dividing in order to bring this “inevitable Revolution about with the blessings of the powers that be in order to form their more perfect one world order vs republic union, problem is, i believe they thought they wee so powerful that it could be done in their lifetime, which is why things are going so fast of late.. Obama has placed so many mechanisms in place to cause the chaos needed to bring about America’s downfall..which will allow the powers that be to “restructure” the world in their own image so to speak.. how is that for conceit. hence they needed a narcissist to lead us into their Brave New World.. sounds dramatic and surreal doesn’t it, yet there was a Hitler, a Mao, a Lenin, etc, the ilk of which i believe Obama seeks a seat in the annals of history..

              ok, gotta go (pardon typo’s)..

              later.. 🙂

              • marlene

                Thanks for your great comment. Yes, marxist dictators like obama would love to see a revolution as an excuse to murder all of us with his weapons of mass destruction. He’s already fired all the Majors and Generals who didn’t pass his “are you willing to kill American citizens who revolt?” test. He’s even diluted our military – straight out of the communist manifesto that he knows so well, have been a member of the Communist Party USA.

            • bg9g1


              one of my responses is on
              hold.. will check back later..

              • bg91 again, “marked spam” I’ve checked. I have nothing marked “spam” and nothing in “unapproved” comments. If you are talking about Maggie’s Notebook, all comments are showing.

                • bg9g1

                  now i have TWO (same posts) marked Pending..

            • bg9g1

              it was marked spam, don’t ask
              me why..will try again without links

              ps: this is where all of the usual
              suspects sort of come together..

              re “restructure”

              please google:
              Cloward & Piven Strategy
              via Discover The Networks.

              [First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward – Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading
              the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.]

              then there is the Islamic version that parallels the powers that be new world order plans.. same monster body, different head so to speak…only i believe the Islamic version is where we are consequently headed due to their almighty godless blind ambitions..

              always have trouble getting this, and most other information links related to the subject matter through
              d i s q u s censorship, ergot, please also google:
              [PDF] New World Order of Islam -Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

              hope this goes through, thank you..

              • bg91 “marked spam” I’ve checked. I have nothing marked “spam” and nothing in “unapproved” comments. If you are talking about Maggie’s Notebook, all comments are showing.

                • bg9g1

                  no, i don’t see it, and i just posted it again to make
                  sure and it’s on hold again marked Pending again
                  via disqus.. but it’s not showing.. well, i can see it,
                  but no one else can when it’s marked with a little
                  time clock symbol preceding this notice:

                  Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Maggie’s Notebook.

                  • bg9g1, both of the last two you mention are showing when I look at comments the same way you look at them, under the blog post. When I go to the backside of my by blog, on the dashboard (which you cannot see), each shows “approved.” There was one in spam selling Mac cosmetics. Let me go to Disqus and see if I can figure out what’s going on.

              • marlene

                Yes, I’m quite familiar with Cloward Piven “strategy.” Keep posting this information for the education of those who need to know what we the people are up against.

  • Some Rabbit

    Governor ‘Also Ran’. He reminds of that kook who calls himself Vermin Supreme.

  • ArmyAviator

    Kasich is a pissant! He won ONLY his home state and not even a decisive victory! Kasich is in it to LOSE. His crap will certainly advance the cause of Old Granny Clinton and her Stalinist plans for a new “Amerika.”

    • ArmyAviator, I remember him when he sat in for O’Reilly, over and over, and I remember him in Congress. He’s left of moderate and an opportunist. He has connections. No telling what he’s been offered.