Thursday, January 13, 2022

Nicole Romanishan's Bizarre Lawsuit Against Fellow Rs

Nicole Romanishan was one of five County Council candidates in Northampton County's November 2 election. She finished sixth, behind John Brown, by 31 votes. She is also one of five Republicans who refused to respond to my questionnaire. That may have made no difference, or it may have cost her 31 votes, too. We'll never know. But Romanishan thinks an unholy trio of her fellow Republicans have cost her a victory. Instead of claiming that Democrats stole the race, she's blaming a tainted threesome from the GOP. 

The Express Times reported on the filing of this suit back in December. The Defendants are Gloria "General Lee" Snover, her brother Gerry Pritchard and Cindy Miller, a Lehigh Township supervisor. Romanishan is represented by Scranton barrister Lawrence Moran. I waited until now to see if there's been a response. As of now, there is none. 

According to Romanishan, the state Republican party prepared palm cards to be handed out at the polls, seeking support for all Republican candidates. This includes Romanishan. But between the time that the state party prepared these cards and the time they were handed out to Lehigh Tp voters, Romanishan's name was crossed out.  The lawsuit contends that this was the unlawful conversion of a gift from state Republicans. 

On its face, this lawsuit seems dubious. I have no reason to believe that Snover, who chairs the NorCo GOP, would try to sabotage a Republican in a contested race. I am equally unclear on what might have motivated her brother or Cindy Miller. But let's assume this happened. How can Romanishan prove that this is what caused her to lose? That seems like a real stretch, especially since most voters discard palm cards almost immediately. 

She claims the palm cards were a gist from the state GOP. Shouldn't the state party be suing as well? 


Anonymous said...

As a Lehigh Township R voter, I can tell you that her name was crossed out in the card that was being given out. I asked a guy working the poll about it and he said he didn't know why it would have been done. Of course, now that I think about it, I believe this guy is pretty tight with Pritchard.

Anonymous said...

Did she finish a distant last place in the Lehigh Township voting precincts among the Republicans? I can't see this going anywhere otherwise.

Anonymous said...

It's so nice to see The R's fighting amongst themselves. Had they put up a good candidate for County Executive they would have cleaned the clocks of all the D's in the County Race. Instead they went with the worst candidate they could find and paid a heavy price politically for that decision. Romanishan has no one to blame but herself. She pushed the lunacy of the Republican party and the lunatics turned on her.

Anonymous said...

I believe the top 5 get quiet matching money and financial payouts from the state and federal republican party. Number 6 gets NADA. There are all sorts of placement catches in the money that is doled out to the locals from the state and federal party groups. It impacts the money that lines their pockets.

Anonymous said...

Had the Northampton County Republicans fielded a sane candidate for Executive (or none at all) she probably would have won. If Nicole is looking for someone to blame for her loss, point a finger at Steve Lynch and Lisa Scheller.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"As a Lehigh Township R voter, I can tell you that her name was crossed out in the card that was being given out. I asked a guy working the poll about it and he said he didn't know why it would have been done. Of course, now that I think about it, I believe this guy is pretty tight with Pritchard."

Let's say her name is crossed out. I believe it happened, although I question whether Snover is involved. The problem with this lawsuit is that Romanishan is unable to prove this is what led to her loss.

Anonymous said...

There needs to be some sort of law with unpleasant consequences for anyone concerning election related court filings.

Romanishan came in second place in Lehigh Township.

Soldridge = 456
Romanishan = 434
Brown = 432
Robertone = 422
Goffredo = 411
Zrinski = 293
Heffner = 288
Heckman = 286
Bruno = 272
McGee = 269

FWIW - Exec Race
Lynch = 415 (54.7%)
McClure = 344 (45.3)

Proof right there that Snover screwed the pooch with letting Lynch run.

Anonymous said...

I have trouble with the name "General Lee" This would imply that Snover is a brilliant tactician and esteemed leader. Unless, this is a reference to Gen. Charles Lee, then count me in.

Anonymous said...

To whom was the gift given, exactly? I would think it was the county GOP organization, which calls into question her standing.

C said...

I'm disappointed but I'm not surprised. Strange things happen in Lehigh Township.

Anonymous said...

8:06 am - Not sure what planet you're living on, but I've never heard of the state party reimbursing anyone, much less the top 5. Maybe you're thinking about how the dems do it.

I have no idea what happened here, but could it be something as simple as the local candidates being asked to kick in for a portion of what the slate card costs and she didn't do it? And then maybe they tried to remove her name from the cards because they had already been printed?

Again, that's just speculation.

In any event, I don't know how she proves any damages. And I'm assuming that she's not planning to run again in the future, since I can't see this endearing her to republican voters or the local/state party

Anonymous said...

what relief is she seeking?

Anonymous said...

Why would a republican respond to a no good radical leftist like you.--You people are ruining the country but all of you will be out of office in 10 months and media types like you will continue with your bullshit but people like you are worse than the Chinese or Russians.

Anonymous said...

@6:43 - Why do we always associate "Radicalism" with the left?

Groups who carry guns, wave flags, have strong religious beliefs, don't believe in science - aren't they radical too?

I'm talking about Al Queda/ISIS of course...

Beverly999 said...

There is good reason for this occurrence.

Anonymous said...

Reflect much?

Anonymous said...

@6:43 Spoken just like your deranged republican hero that has condemned this country for his love of Putin and Xi and his dictatorial envious bullshit. To quote many of your ilk if this country is so bad why don't you just leave. I am certain Russia, China, North Korea, or Venezuela would welcome you with open arms as long as you give them all your money as an entrance fee. You already seem to portray allegiance. Don't let the door hit you in the ars.

Anonymous said...

@8:01 do some digging. They do it in so many ways. They give it to PACs who in turn give it back to them in other ways.

Anonymous said...

So now we believe the so called reporting of the leftist media rag the Express Times. Come on people, you should be better than this. Anything to stir the pot in FAVOR of the liberal propaganda spin. And then again, who knows, maybe the left has infiltrated the GOP ? lol