Council Candidate MacLeod Takes Concerns Over Polling Place to the Justice Department

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A couple of weeks back, Sam mentioned that Billy MacLeod, who's running for the District 2 city council seat against incumbent Pauline Medrano, has a few problems with the coming elections. Chief among them: Votes will be cast at Esperanza "Hope" Medrano Elementary School -- which so happens to be named for the wife of civil rights leader Francisco "Pancho" Medrano and the mother of one Pauline Medrano. As MacLeod put it when we spoke this afternoon, "The whole school's one big pep rally for the Medrano family," which, as far as he's concerned, is a violation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Reason I called MacLeod was because this morning, he posted a note to his Facebook page in which he said he's spoken today with Autumn Payne, who deals with voting issues in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Writes MacLeod, who filed a formal complaint with the feds, "They will be reviewing whether Sam Houston Elementary meets the required demographics under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and then they will report back to me. They are all over it."

MacLeod's letter, sent to the Department of Justice on Tuesday, follows in full.

I've left a message for Payne to see where the issue presently stands, but City Secretary Deborah Watkins tells Unfair Park this afternoon she wasn't even aware this was "still an issue." Far as the city's concerned, Medrano Elementary will remain a polling location come May 14. But when asked what the city will do if Justice signs off on Sam Houston Elementary, she says, "I'd have to get with our attorneys and see if it's an option -- do we have any further say-so. I've never dealt with that issue at that level, so I'll follow up with our attorneys before I say yes or no" to moving locations.

Watkins does remind she's taken care of one of MacLeod's concerns: replacing the election judge for Precinct 3007, who, at the moment, is Armando Cruise, a Medrano recommendation who works for the family. Watkins says that on the council's April 27 agenda, she will recommend replacing Cruise with Yvonne Williams.

Brylon Franklin, who oversees election judges for Dallas County's elections department, says he "can understand where he's coming from" when asked to address MacLeod's concerns. But the county, he says, has nothing to do with swapping polling places: "That has to come from the city themselves, which puts us in the middle of this. The city's driving the bus on this. If they say move it, we'll move it. And if they say don't, we won't. It's as simple as that. It's really their call."

Far as MacLeod's concerned, if Justice clears Houston, then that should be that, and he'll ask Watkins to add that item to the April 27 agenda.

If nothing else, he says, "I asked them to move everything that says Medrano from the door to the booth" at the school. "Deborah Watkins told me she would walk it and see and make a determination. I've yet to hear from her about that."
To: Chief, Voting Section
Civil Rights Division
Room 7254 - NWB
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Attn: Autumn Payne

Subj: Official Polling Location Complaint, Dallas City Council District 2, Precinct 3007, Medrano Elementary School

I am a candidate for Dallas City Council in District 2 and this is a formal complaint in regards to the polling location in Dallas City Council Precinct 3007.

When you approved the polling location in March you were not properly notified that the polling place is named after my opponents late Mother who is a well known and respected Civil Rights leader. My opponent is current Dallas City Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano, her mother is Mother Esperanza Hope Medrano, and the polling location is Medrano Elementary. This location gives my opponent an unfair advantage in this precinct.

When you were given the name of the polling location to approveyou were also not informed the that Councilwomen Medrano herself voted to re-approve the polling location and did not remove herself from the vote. Today I am formally requesting that you take the appropriate steps to move the 3007 General Election Polling location from Medrano Elementary ******* *School to Sam Houston Elementary School less than 1 mile from the existing location.

The election is May 14th and even if the Dallas City Council votes to move the location there will not be enough time to send out post cards to notify residents of the move. If the Dallas City Council decides to move the location April 27th I believe the civil rights of local voters would be violated by the lack of proper notice. It is my belief that my own civil rights will be violated and that I cannot receive a fair election in Precinct 3007 if the polling location remains at my opponents Mother's Elementary school. In a neighborhood where my opponent owns 69 rental properties within the neighborhood and the entire block across the street from the school my opponent has a distinct advantage by having the polling location remain at this location

Precinct 3007 has been singled out in published news articles as one where accusations of irregularities have occurred. No less than two independent grand jury investigations are underway about this very same subject involving members of the Medrano family. A grand jury is convened as we speak in Rockwall and Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbot has called another grand jury in McKinney to investigate whether members of this same family were involved directly in voter fraud.

You have the power to eliminate any and all appearances of impropriety and I am asking for immediate action on your part. Last Monday a grand jury handed down a felony indictment on a member of the Medrano Family for voter fraud emanating from this precinct specifically and my opponents family owns 69 rental properties within the neighborhood where the school is located. You have it within your purview to move the location prior to the Dallas City Council vote April 27th.

I am formerly requesting that you immediately take the appropriate steps to force the City of Dallas to move the polling location to Sam Houston Elementary School less than one mile away and that you make your decision prior to the April 27th hearing in front of Dallas City Council.

Please inform me of any decision as soon as it is made.

Thank you in advance and thank you for your service.

Sincerely,
Billy MacLeod, Candidate
Dallas City Council District 2
3100 Main Street, # 68
Dallas, Texas 75226

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heart and soul
heart and soul

Billy you lying dog. Pauline Medrano has never been arrested or been under investigation. Maybe a investigation by the media but where did that go. Nowhere. Look loser. I know all your so called supporters on here are really you. District 2 deserves better that you. You belong in prison. You should have gone to jail after your third DWI. You are useless Billy. You never did a thing positive in your whole life.

TAX PAYING CITIZEN
TAX PAYING CITIZEN

heart and soul you are pathetic at best and should just quit while you are ahead or at least find anothe blog!!! I guess you have known him all his life to make such comments and I am not Billy typing this (what a stupid thing to say!!!) but at tax paying citizen and graduate of the Dallas school sytem in 1993. You can not take the fact what your are guarding so close to your heart is a lie!!!!!!

Billy MacLeod
Billy MacLeod

See Dallas Morning News Investigation Here: http://goo.gl/GXbGX Election Judge RemovedSee Dallas Morning News Front Page Article Here: http://goo.gl/hkcw0 Money Deposited

The truth is the truth and in this case it is brutal, all I am is the messenger.

District 2 Voter
District 2 Voter

I don't know what endorsements Mr. MacLeod has received but it seems to me that Mr. MacLeod received the endorsement of the Dallas City Secretary when she agreed to throw out the election judge that who was put forward by Pauline Medrano to replace her brother and was found to be a paid employee of Ms. Medrano's family. It also seems that he also received the endorsement of the guy at Dallas County elections when he said that Mr. MacLeod had a point in wanting to move the polling location to Sam Houston away from Medrano Elementary. It seems to me that all these people going after Billy must have something to hide, maybe they are members of the family, I don't know. But I do see a pattern here that is appalling. I for one don't care what endorsements he has gotten. I think he has a good point. Why won't Pauline Medrano do the right thing here.

InquiringMind
InquiringMind

What endorsements has Billy received from local groups, i.e. Dallas Fire, Dallas Police, Stonewall Democrats, etc.

Will Porter
Will Porter

Perhaps you do not know it, but Dallas Fire and Dallas Police do NOT endorse candidates. However, the lobby group called Dallas Police or Fire Union or Association, they endorse. Their endorsement is NOT indicative of the feelings of the firemen/women or police, but of a lobby group. Also, they always only endorse the encumbants candidate. Also, the lobby group Dallas Realtors Association or similar also endorses. These endorsements come with a campaign donation check, too.

Stonewall's endorsements used to be less biased, and truly representative of their mission and reflective of the members' voters. Nowadays, Stonewall's endorsements are sometimes based on how much $$ a candidate has given to Stonewall, and/or how connected their officers are to one particular candidate or to that candidate's campaign mgr.

In my mind, these endorsements are as meaningless today, as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval--which by the way, is now for sale, not earned.

heart and soul
heart and soul

Ken, sorry but it is all true. And you know it. Billy hasn't learned a thing.

Billy MacLeod
Billy MacLeod

Mr. Anonymous...What are the charges that you speak of? What was I arrested for? It wouldn't happen to be a traffic warrant would it? Do tell...the funny thing here is that I thought Ken was talking about the Dallas Morning News Investigation that proved Pauline Medrano was caught red handed stealing from the poor by depositing $6300 in rent assistance checks (sent to vacant lots) into her own personal bank account. That is brutal. And I thought he was talking about the Dallas Morning News Investigation that reported Pauline Medrano was removed as an election judge for direct involvement in voter fraud, negligence, and misconduct at a precinct where 1 in 10 votes were proven to be fraudulent. Oh yeah, that's right, I remember, that was when her brother was the candidate. Nepotism, ain't it great. That's incredible information to be published on the front pages of The Dallas Morning News. Oh no John, I have learned, the big question is has she? It sounds to me like history repeating itself. This story is about free and fair elections and your feeble shots at me only show the public what I am up against. Keep it coming.

Jadeair01
Jadeair01

I would like for someone to tell me how many of the Medrano family's children have attended Hope Medrano Elementary in the last nine years. Answer (NONE) as of date. This school has been open for nine years as Pauline Medrano clearly stated on record to Fox 4 News in an interview this week. My understanding is that Hope Medrano Elementary is named after Pauline Medrano’s mother who never attended school. Also Sam Huston Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Middle School and North Dallas High School are the school’s that student’s in this area should attend. Pauline Medrano’s younger brother was the last one that attended North Dallas High School. All Pauline Medrano’s nephews and nieces never attended these schools because they were low achieving schools. I would be proud to attend a school and send my children to a school named after a family member and work hard to make the school that was named after a family member stand out as a high achieving school. But that’s just me. Now there is a school named after her father. I now wonder what level of education he had.

Ken
Ken

heart and soul, Give Me A Break...anonymous names for the same old Medrano game. Lie.MacLeod came out with his entire background two years ago. I looked at the Dallas County site just now and there is nothing new there. You are so lame. You should look into your own candidates past...pretty ugly stuff. Directly linked to voter fraud, removed as an election judge in 1988 for misconduct and neglegence in precinct 3303. And that is a piblished story in the Dallas Morning News.

Or how about when Pauline Medrano got caught stealing from poor people in District 2? That's right. A January 24, 1988 Dallas Morning News Article reported: "Emergency assistance checks paid by a Dallas anti-poverty agency to help poor tenants avoid eviction were issued for rents at vacant lots, non-existent property and on behalf of homeowners who said they have never sought aid. Rental assistance checks from the Dallas County Community Action Committee wound up in a bank account of Pauline Medrano the sister of former Dallas school board member Robert Medrano,"

Pauline Medrano deposited a total 19 checks meant to help poor residents of District 2 ipay rent nto her own personal bank account totaling $6300.in money stolen. Opps.

Check the story out for yourself: http://www.dallasnews.com/arch...Search: AGENCY PAID RENT ON VACANT LOTS

If all you have is slander then Billy MacLeod might actually have a shot at this.

I didn't think he had it in him, but he's got you worried. That's a good sign.

TAX PAYING CITIZEN
TAX PAYING CITIZEN

Politics is a dirty game in Dallas regardless who is running but I give Billy credit for making this subject public!!!! Win or lose he has open District 2 eyes and for the most part Dallas county to the voter corruption going on!!! Beast and soul Billy has a outside shot of winning so be happy because you will get to keep Pauline probably again and nothing will change other than false promises.

heart and soul
heart and soul

FYI type in his full name:MACLEOD_WILLIAM_FAEDER

Give Me A Break
Give Me A Break

I did indeed locate this info.... Very interesting. Certainly seems to indicate Mr. MacLeod is not being at all honest when he says he has learned from his past mistakes. He said the same thing when he ran in 2009. Apparently this was not the case considering he was right back in custody in January 2010. Nothing more to say to his supporters on here. Because its not worth arguing about. He says in 2009 he learned his lesson and then turns up in police custody less than a year later. And then spouts the same tired line this time around. What acts might we look forward to him committing if in office that would bring disgrace to himself and his district? He likes to suggest that we cant trust a Medrano, but I have to say it appears we also cant trust Mr. MacLeod to stay out of jail and serve his district. He is certainly right when he says we should expect more from our leaders, but he should start pointing the finger at himself as well.

Billy MacLeod
Billy MacLeod

You are so late to this party Mr. Anonymous. Good job. People have full access to my past, good, I embrace it. Most people know someone who lived and played hard, but I am happy to announce that my past does not dictate my future. My generation is often afraid that we will never get someone elected to any office who really knows how hard life is down here. Most people are afraid of people like you, they are afraid of posts like you have just scripted. I am not afraid. You see my name at the top of this post? That's me, who are you? I am here for everyone to examine AND I am ready for you and your minions. I'm willing to do this for the people I love in District 2 in in our great City. In this election we will prove that someone like me with some door dings can still defeat the evil empire that you represent, in fact, I might be the best person to do so. http://goo.gl/6VXJU

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

It doesn't matter if her opponent is Joseph Stalin. This isn't about Medrano's opponent. It's about Medrano.

If Medrano is honest and confident that she can win, she should ensure that her election is not rigged to her advantage. Any honest politician would want to ensure a level playing field with her opponent and let the race be about their opposing ideas.

If you want to make this about MacCloud, then make sure the election is held in a fair place under fair conditions without any appearance of impropriety. It's remarkably simple. The fact that there is even a thought that it should be otherwise is genuinely shocking. It makes me think Medrano is crooked and it would be simple to change.

heart and soul
heart and soul

Easy finding it. see here:http://www.dallascounty.org/cr...Type in his name. William F. MacLeod

TAX PAYING CITIZEN
TAX PAYING CITIZEN

This is old news beast and soul because this was all made clear in the last election and nothing is new!!!! Do you even no how to read those documents are just hoping nobody else will either and just believe your lies. You must be related to Pauline Medrano because you are pretty good at lying and changing the facts. Oh by the way did you teach her how to fix the mail in ballots too!!!

heart and soul
heart and soul

Billy has been arrested three times since he last ran for council two years ago.WHAT exactly did Billy learn from his mistakes and WHEN did he learn it? Face it, Billy is a piece of shit. Won't every and should never be elected to anything.

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

Dear Ms. Medrano, This isn't about Billy. It's about a family who is unfairly structuring the election. If Medrano is an honest person, she would join MaCloud and claim that the the election should not take place in the school with her name on it. She would also allow someone who doesn't work for her to be the election judge.

Otherwise, MacCloud will be able to complain that the election is unfair and the rest of Dallas will agree with him and think less of Medrano. Elections must not appear to be rigged for us to have faith in our leaders. This is sounding like an "election" by Saddam Huessein or Hugo Chavez. The outcome is rigged.

Give Me A Break
Give Me A Break

Wait... Seriously? He was arrested THREE times since he ran two years ago? Please post a link to where you are seeing this... I really want to see then. (I am not being sarcastic at all) He talks about learning from his mistakes and, if true, this shows quite the opposite...

Oak Cliff Res
Oak Cliff Res

Mr. MacLeod, I'm a district 5 resident so I don't know one single issue of district 2. With that being said, you ask for people on this blog to read your website and boast that Pauline doesn't even have one (not sure that you have to have a website to run a campaign, the first 40 presidents on a national level ran campaigns without one...) But looking at your website under Vision you start out by saying that "here is the part where I present my vision", then you say "let's talk facts" and then you start saying you will need the input of the residents to make your message. That's not how politics work... A true public servant especially with trying to run for council for over the last 5 years would have had your own message by now if you were really apart of the neigborhood. And from the outside looking in, your personal attacks on the Medrano family coupled with your lack of your own true political platform even on your own website as well as being a previous two time looser and your campaign talk is the same everytime puts u in the same boat as Edward Okpa. Billy you probably are good person, but no one will ever vote for someone who only talks about problems and never gives solutions. Almost like why Kunkle will not win... I know this seems like an attack, but these really are words of advice that you probably won't take...

Forty-four
Forty-four

Personally, I like that Billy MacLeod will not form his own platform

I subscribe to the principal that, as my City Council representative, he/she should represent the constituents in the district. Not their opinions....but the the opinions of the constituents.

I want the councilperson to cast votes in City Hall the way the majority of the constituents want them to vote--not how they, personally, want to vote.

I'd like to think the councilperson would listen to our wishes. So, I find it refreshing that Billy is not ramming his one-person opinion down our throats.

Oak Cliff Res
Oak Cliff Res

You are very true in that a Council representative should FIRST listen to the wishes of the voters. But after five years of running for council and living in the district you should know what they are by now!!! And your website should reflect that of the same, not that you are still listening... How can you vote for someone who doesn't have a plan of action for the district that you are ready to unleash from day one of being sworn in??? Would you ever vote for a President that every speech he made he only got up their and said I want to know your concerns and then walked off??? No, when I elect anyone to represent me, #1 you should already know the concerns of the district and how you will go about improving them... Putting up yard signs saying "End the Medrano Dynasty" when you yourself have nothing to hang your hat on is except I want to hear from you is not what I would want and it's obvious that over the last 4 years the voters of district 2 don't want either...

heart and soul
heart and soul

While folks are visiting websites be sure to check our county's criminal court records. You can learn a lot about Billy there too. LOL

Ramon
Ramon

Well, we have a choice:

Candidate Billy MacLeod, who is not hiding his past, has very obviously put those ways behind him and is showing honesty, openness, integrity, concern for Distr. 2. And, from all I can tell, will carry that passion into office and hopefully remain deeply engaged with our causes and concerns.

or:

Candidate Pauline Medrano. Every single political activist in the County knows the Medrano family wins their elections by harvesting mail-in ballots. They register bogus voters and they cast ballots for those bogus voters. Pauline, herself, does not even live in Distr. 2. This is well known by all Democrat activists, elected judges, etc. Heck, even Lupe Valdez knows Pauline lives up in north Dalls. Pauline uses corruption and lies to pretend she lives in the 1,000 sq. foot, wood, home of her deceased parents. The Medrano children inherited the home when the parents passed away. It is jointly owned by several. Pauline claims this address as her residence, but she does not live there. Deception, fraud, lack of concern for constinuents...

Voter
Voter

Ramon,

Check your facts before putting them in writing. Ms. Medrano does indeed live in her district and is running her campaign from her office. And unless you can prove otherwise in writing let us just stick to the issues at hand.

It does not bother me that she does not have a webpage or facebook account. These are not needed at City Hall. An understanding on how the city operates and what can be done with the budget that we have is more important. Name calling and pettiness is just people who are not interested in the issues that face the city are not worth posting.

Billy MacLeod needs to understand the constituents of District 2. Most live at or below the poverty line and do not even own computers. The district 2 also has many senior citizens who do not use or own a computer.

Just a thought.

Ballet
Ballet

You said Pauline Medrano is running her campaign from her office.

What office? I could not find a listing for the office, or a website. Perhaps I googled wrong or something, so I'd appreciate it if someone could let me know.

thanks.

Jadeair01
Jadeair01

Ha! Ramon, I live and have lived around the corner from the home she grew up in. I can tell you the only time we see her now is to collect the rent on all the shacks the Medrano's rent out to Hispanics. You SIR must not be up to speed. I want someone in charge that we can have accsess to via internet. It's the way it is today! CHANGE WITH THE TIMES! Are you mailing in your comments? LOL Are you mailing in your reply's? LOL One more time she does not live in district 2 and has not for years.. Get your facts staight then mail in your reply hop to see it in a few days unless you over night it. Get with the program RAMON!

Voter
Voter

Sorry, I meant she is running her campaign from her home.

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

The fact that he admitted mistakes and grew from it shows he's an adult. But this isn't about MacCloud. I don't care if she is running against a ham sandwich, Medrano's actions here are childish and despicable. It looks like she is running a banana republic in District Two. It's embarrassing for all of Dallas for one district to be operated with such blatant corruption.

If Medrano is a good representative of her district, she won't feel compelled to have a family member as an election judge and the voting booth in her mother's school. If she felt confident about her job record she would not have to rely on cronyism.

Shells
Shells

The Medrano family only knows how to run corrupt campaigns. Wait until you see the huge, unbelievably huge, number of mail-in ballots that get cast for Pauline.

Election results show percentages for each candidate in each form of voting. Early voting. Mail-in. Election day in person at polling site. Medrano candidates always have huge, again, unbelievably huge, percentage of mail-in ballots cast for them. Those percentages just don't go along with the voting percentages that candidate achieves in the early voting votes or election day votes. And, the number of mail-in ballots in a given precinct, will astronomically spike when a Medrano is running on the ballot.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see what's happening. Look at Pauline Medrano's first election, in 2005. She went into a run-off. Low voter turnout throughout the City. However, Pauline's mail-in ballot votes were huge.

In my opinion, Mr. MacLeod could be exposing many problems with Pauline Medrano's character, past representation, voter fraud activity, etc.

Billy MacLeod
Billy MacLeod

Mr. Anonymous, I have been open and honest about my background. and I am a better man because of it. Everyone can read all about my past in the Dallas Morning News here at this link::http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.... But that's not what this article is about is it Mr. Anonymous?.Let's get real and talk about free and fair elections, don't be scared, why are you against moving the polling location?

Jadeair01
Jadeair01

Yes I did read the second portion and I’m glad you posted what you did. What he is doing right now is setting up the ring so that they know Billy is not going to lose by crooked mail in votes, crooked elderly votes, crooked family votes and people voting out of district. This has to be done at this moment and with all the media looking over them he has a great chance of taking it. Check out his website he has some great ideas. The fact is at this moment what he is doing HAS TO BE DONE! Billy is running all over town meeting with people answering question, talking about what needs to be done for Dallas. I’m amazed he has time to deal with the cartel but people need to know the corruption that has been going on for years. I’m sure he plans on moving forward soon with his campaign. But in the meantime visit his webpage.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

Our problem is Deborah Watkins. I've known her for 6yrs and she is completely lacking in the ability to make decisions. This woman only knows how to bury her head in the sand and let things sit.

After the May election, when we hopefully have a forward-thinking City Council and a new Mayor who is capable, I sincerely hope they replace Mary Suhm and Deborah Watkins.

In today's economic climate there are many highly-qualified, LOCAL applicants who could server us much better than these two.

Give Me A Break
Give Me A Break

There is not a single person who could do a better job than Mary Suhm and being a city manager. As for Watkins... I haven't a clue. Don't know much about her.

Kirk
Kirk

Hi, Mary. Glad you could join us.

Give Me A Break
Give Me A Break

I am now convinced that Mr. MacLeod is not competent enough to be a city council person... He has made THIS his only campaign stump item. He FAILS at every turn to provide coherent insight into what he would change for District 2. His entire campaign is about tearing down his opponent and NOT how he would build up the district he says he wants to represent.

I am of the opinion that Mrs. Medrano needs to be investigated to ensure that the questions raised are answered and resolved. There is NO doubt about it. BUT I am sick and tired of her opponent. He exhausts me actually. He CANNOT answer questions clearly and every point turns suddenly back to his complaints about Medrano. YES BILLY WE GET IT! YOU THINK SHE IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE AND SHOULD BE WEARING STRIPES IN A CELL. But here's a thought, why dont you run on a platform that clearly tells me what you are going to do for your constituents.

Billy MacLeod
Billy MacLeod

Sir. I have a detailed platform and a interactive website unlike my opponent. I have already answered questions like these from anonymous posters like you and those answers are on already my website. I talk about these issues everyday to residents in my district who do not even know the name of their council representative. Please feel free to read all about it at http://www.billymacleod.com. Sadly my opponent has no website to visit.

Charper_white
Charper_white

Mr. MacLeod:I, too, find it annoying that Ms. Medrano has no contact info, no website and no integrity (polling place issue).

Very shortly after Ms. Medrano won her first election (6yrs ago) we --neighborhood leaders, civic concerned citizens--we discovered she refused to respond to calls or emails. Long-time, valued, volunteers groups--conservation districts, crimewatch groups, etc., realized that we had voted in a very disappointing councilperson, Pauline Medrano.

Our District 2 is beside Angela Hunt's district 14. We envy our neighbors who live across the dividing line.

Jadeair01
Jadeair01

Hey, GIVE ME A BREAK! Billy has every right to address every issue. You may be sick and tired of hearing TRUE things about how they steal votes, voting places that have the Medrano name, voter fraud, election judges that are family that work when their family is running for office then recusing himself just to place a family friend that happens to be employed by them as election judge. All this has been done without the public and district 2 knowing about how sneaky this family is. It’s about time the public and district 2 hear the truth. If you’re tired of hearing about this and tired about hearing Billy then just turns it off. There is a lot more crap on its way………Don’t stop BILLY!

Give Me A Break
Give Me A Break

Couldn't agree more. He has every right and (if you had bothered to read the second portion of my post) I stated clearly that I think Medrano should be thoroughly investigated to either prove wrong doing or clear her going forward. I am all about wrongs perpetrated against constituents being exposed and rectified. BUT Billy WILL NOT WIN by spending 85% of his time talking about the polling location and election judge for 3007. And, because of the amount of time he has spent on it up to this point, I hope he follows your advice and doesn't stop. It guarantees his failure in securing enough votes to represent his district. And at this point I see that being the case even IF he is successful in getting the polling location in question moved.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

To: Give Me A Break

Wow!!!!You're pretty darn arrogant. Your posts here convey strongly that your opinions are not simply an opinion, but somehow carry the weight of a fact.

Your agression toward Jadeair01, berating and assuming that he/she did not "bother to read the rest of" your post.... When, it was obvious to me and perhaps others that he/she was addressing the first of your two-issue post.

Your use of ALL CAPS (akin to SCREAMING) wherein you stated that Billy WILL NOT WIN by spending 85% of his time talking about the polling location....

I'd like to ask you how it is that you would know precisely how much time he spends on one item or another? I'd like to know what crystal ball you use that predicts the wins of elections?

Funny, how you have no problem SCREAMING at candidate Billy MacLeod because you claim he is persuing his opponent, however, you, yourself, are only producing strong negative attacks just because he is exposing the truth.

Organic Gardener
Organic Gardener

Why do you say this is Billy MacLeod's only issue?

I attended the candidate forum last week and heard him discuss a variety of issues. It was obvious to all in the room that he was well versed on all the issues.

In fact, he was the only non-incumbent (the forum was District 2 and District 14 candidates) who was able to hold his own along with the two INCUMBENTS (Angela Hunt - Distr 14 and Pauline Medrano - Dist. 2).

It is Angela Hunt's 3 opponents who are completely uninformed and have only one campaign issue (tax hike).

Jadeair01
Jadeair01

Well I know of one city council member P. Medrano sends out birthday cards to every registered voter in district 2. Hum I wonder how much that cost the tax payers. I wonder who dropped the ball letting the Medrano’s use the school in question for all 3 of her runs and C. Medrano now JP. Seems to me that this should not been allowed from the beginning. I don’t even want to get started about Richard Medrano as election judge on the last 4 Medrano elections.

Williammattox41
Williammattox41

Yeah.....and, you gotta give Billy credit for having the moxie to stand up and speak out.

Perhaps he'll bring that same level of integrity, fairness, honesty to City Hall.

We already know the Medranos don't function in a climate of integrity, fairness, or honesty.

Barryguitar
Barryguitar

The Medranos have been exposed! Does she really think that her seat on the re-districting board is going to allow her to draw her own precinct for a run at Congress. The intelligent voters know that she is the first to jump on board with any boondoggle that wastes the public treasury. She wins because the Medrano Machine has their residents scared to death of them, so they just sign their ballot envelope and let the operatives fill it out. Hopefully all of their "vote harvesters" know that their attempts to cheat are going to be exposed in this election. The question before the city is, Can she win in an honest election? Perhaps she, and the Dallas Media (who seem to have a vested interest in her success) don't think she can. Go Billy Go- fight the good fight, win or loose you are on the right side.

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

I think it is absolutely ridiculous that the incumbent's name is on the polling place. If that is not unfair -- I don't know what it is. Elections have to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. It appears like this this election is a fait accompli.

Larson
Larson

Why isn't Pauline Medrano trying to do the right thing here?

I would respect her more if she stood up and agreed that the location is totally inappropriate.

I live in District 14, and I know for a fact that Angela Hunt would not be a party to this kind of shennigans. She would prefer to win fair and square or not win.

Rayindallas
Rayindallas

I've not really noticed P. Medrano stand up for anything since she was elected, especially not for the southern part of her district.

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