Friday, March 17, 2017
MDJ Race: Challenge to Nick Englesson's Nomination Petition to Be Heard Today
The basis of this challenge (you can read it here) is based both on inadequate signatures and improper circulator affidavits. The Elections Code requires each person who circulated to execute an affidavit that he or she witnessed each voter signing. Nick Englesson signed those circulator affidavits himself, claiming that he circulated them all himself But Clever claims that is false, and that other unnamed individuals did the actual circulation.
He has subpoenaed six witnesses who will testify that they signed Englesson's petition, but he was not the circulator when they signed.
When Englesson saw the witnesses, he began looking for a lawyer. Vic Scomillio was there, representing two challengers, and Englesson retained him.
Since he was coming into the case cold, Scomillio asked for a continuance. Attorney Clever strenuously objected,noting that Scomillio had been served with the challenge before anyone else.But Judge Craig Dally gave Vic a day to get ready.
A hearing will take place today at 1:15 pm.