Monday, July 19, 2010

Letter from LaNasa to New Hanover County


North Carolina statute 163-182.14 says: "A copy of the final decision of the State Board of Elections on an election protest shall be served on the parties personally or through delivery by U.S. mail or a designated delivery service authorized under 26 U.S.C. § 7502(f)(2) if that delivery provides a record of the date and time of delivery to the address provided by the party." (emphasis mine)

The latter part of that statute is where the controversy exists. Justin LaNasa, a successful businessman and former county commission hopeful, has been embattled with the county and state Boards of Election for some time now, challenging the legitimacy of  New Hanover County's sales tax referendum that appeared on the ballot May 4th of this year; barely passing voter approval. LaNasa's argument has consistently been that county officials were aggressively advocating versus educating the public regarding the facts behind the referendum.

The latest chapter in this sordid tale is the fact that in order to comply with state law, the Board of Elections had to serve LaNasa with official election results  in accordance with the statute spelled out above. The delivery of such a letter must provide "a record of the date and time of delivery", which would indicate that one must send such a notice via registered and/or certified mail. However, LaNasa's letter arrived to him via regular First Class mail, sans the recorded date and time delivered stamp. Whoops!

Here is a copy of the letter sent from LaNasa to county officials regarding this matter:

Justin LaNasa Order

1 comment:

  1. Dana Page, Tea Party PatriotJuly 23, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Jason Thompson and his evil twin Jonathan Barfield better known as "Ebony and Ivory", misled the voters of New Hanover County on the bond referendum. Ebony and Ivory (E and I) both need to be ousted in 2012 with Herr Obama. Until then we all will suffer their unnecessary tax increases and wild spending sprees. Shame on the local Republican party for not coming out strongly against this sales tax increase. It only proves we have RINOS and not real Republicans in leadership here locally. From Dany McComas who pushed the convention center and the quicker implementation of the sales tax Oct. 1 this year, to out RINO Board of Education and RINO Board fo Commissioners, we are up the creek without a paddle. Welcome to Wilmingwood where RINOS rule and conservatives are shouted down.

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