John Kasich Fails To Gain Signatures For Ballot Access To Pennsylvania and Parts of Illinois…

From the outset the broadcast media have intentionally not mentioned the weak technical campaign strategy of Ohio Governor John Kasich.  The foundational reason for the lack of ground-work was simply that Kasich was never supposed to be a national GOPe candidate.

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Just like Rubio in Florida, Pataki in Illinois, Gilmore and Fiorina in Virginia, Perry in Texas and Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, Kasich’s role was to block a momentum candidate by splitting the voting base in Ohio.  Each of these candidates had a role to play in the GOPe road map for Jeb Bush.

However, when Donald Trump overwhelmed the “splitter strategy“, and eventually when Bush was forced to drop out of the race, the GOPe road-map shifted from “splitting” to “blocking“.   John Kasich’s role shifting accordingly.  Unfortunately, Kasich is not on all the ballots where the GOPe need has shifted. 

Governor Kasich is not on all the ballots in Illinois, and without gaining the needed signatures in the Keystone State he’s now also resting his hopes on a technical ruling in Pennsylvania to help him get on the ballot:

HARRISBURGOhio 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.  (read more)

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51 Responses to John Kasich Fails To Gain Signatures For Ballot Access To Pennsylvania and Parts of Illinois…

  1. El Torito says:

    His campaign outperformed it’s splitter shelf life specs.

    Liked by 13 people

  2. tampa2 says:

    This is too funny! Competent, no, funny, yes.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Dale says:

    Perfect example of why I hate lawyers and bureaucrats. 15 minutes late with objection. Nothing to do with what is right nor fair. No more lawyers. No more professional politicians. Go Trump!

    Liked by 15 people

  4. CheetoGuido says:

    I think this should be brought up in the debate tonight. he never had true intentions to run if he is not on every single ballot in all states. People should know this and understand what it signals = he is a splitter / blocker and no more.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. Bull Durham says:

    Kasich is in it to take OHIIO. That’s all. Blocking action. He will be kicked to the curb later.

    When you see Mike Lee and McCain’s daughter and Fiorina and the Bush family, Levin all in alignment with Cruz, it is all out blocking 1237 for Trump. That is all everything is from here on.
    Media, scandals, distractions, et al. They want to block 1237 or they will be forced to rewrite the rules the day before (entirely predictable and legal).

    Trump has to take Ohio and roll on from there to 1237.

    Liked by 16 people

  6. Fourth of Juluau says:

    I hope Ohio voters are smart enough to see that his campaign is a dead end to nowhere.

    Honestly at this point if you are voting anyone but Trump you are simply voting to block him and bring about a contested convention.

    Liked by 10 people

  7. 1hear2learn says:

    I also heard on one of the shows last night, MSNBC I think, that Rubio didn’t even open campaign offices in FL until a couple of weeks ago… further proving he also never intended on campaigning / winning in FL – that was all for Jeb’s grabbing. 😉

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Suzy Kiprien says:

    Thursday will be interesting re Cruz’s eligibility to appear on the ballot.
    As to Kasich, well…


  9. rinokiller says:

    It’s so funny how this entire scheme is unraveling that is meant not to get out.

    Until the internet and social media got created.

    The cats are scrambling to find a deep, dark bag

    Liked by 5 people

  10. RP says:

    For those of you like myself who have dropped cable and want to see the debate you can see it stream here:

    If you don’t have ad-blocker you need to click through a couple of ads first.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. entagor says:

    Yes kasich was in to keep non establishment from winning Ohio. As a bonus, he has pacs that can spend big bucks running anti trump ads

    Liked by 2 people

  12. fedup says:

    If you don’t meet the signature requirements in the first place, why is anyone required to object at all?

    Liked by 6 people

  13. moogey says:

    The deadline for submitting 2000 valid signatures is at xx:xx o’clock. But since no one challenged the validity of the 192 names, already determined to be invalid, the names now become valid? What was the purpose of invalidating those names in the first place?

    Am I missing something?

    Liked by 4 people

  14. John Doe says:

    Who filed the objection 13 minutes late? Trump? I’m very worried for him here in Ohio. He only has 4 or 5 offices just opened and he’s using the RNC office in my little Lake County to give out yard signs tonight only.


  15. Trump needs to bring this up in the debate – the media will not expose Kasich. Also Trump needs to go after Kasich record on trade. Kasich voted for NAFTA . Yesterday he told Greta that NAFTA was “a wash”. Maybe it was a “wash” for wall street bankers like him but it wasn’t a “wash” for the millions of people who lost jobs as a result of NAFTA. Kasich has also expressed support for TPP which will further erode jobs – especially in the auto sector. I hope that Trump isn’t waiting for Kasich to attack him before counter-attacking. He needs to launch a full frontal attack on Kasich starting tonight at the debate.

    Liked by 3 people

    • DaveNY says:

      Kasich opens his yap I predict the hammer is gonna fall and fall hard


    • Gail Combs says:

      Don’t forget the Mexican farmers.

      Small Farmers And The Doha Round: Lessons From Mexico’s NAFTA Experience
      “…According to a study by Jose Romero and Alicia Puyana carried out for the federal government of Mexico, between 1992 and 2002, the number of agricultural households fell an astounding 75% – from 2.3 million to 575, 000[19].

      There has been a significant increase in migration out of rural areas as livelihoods are lost and farms have been abandoned. The hope was that this migration out of low-productivity agriculture would be absorbed into higher-productivity non-agrarian urban employment. But anemic employment growth in the post-NAFTA period, particularly in manufacturing[20], put paid to that. And what little employment there has been has largely been in the informal sector. As a result there has been a change in the pattern of rural out-migration. In the 1980s the likelihood of migrating to urban Mexico was higher than that of migrating to the USA. Today, as a result of anemic employment growth, the likelihood of migrating to the USA is significantly higher[21]….”


  16. entagor says:

    I was researching winner take all primaries and found this:
    “Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill that could wind up benefiting Ohio-based presidential candidate John Kasich.

    The Buckeye State will now hold a winner-take-all Republican primary on March 15, 2016.

    Kasich is not yet an official presidential candidate but is expected to make an announcement next month.

    Reports The Columbus Dispatch:

    “The change could set the stage for Kasich to sweep of all of Ohio’s GOP delegates. The governor has fared well in home-state polls suggesting he is the leading GOP candidate.
    “Ohio appears likely to join Florida, Missouri and possibly Illinois with primaries on March 15 next year — the first date allowed under national GOP rules in which states can hold winner-take-all primaries and not suffer the loss of convention delegates.”

    well well well,
    farmer in the dell …..

    Little Johnny Kasich was part of the GOPe strategy for this election from the beginning. He had a strong chance of holding OH, so they got the primary changed to lock in the delegates for the GOPe.

    Then along came the Trumpkin

    Liked by 3 people

  17. bigE says:

    Good more votes for Trump in PA my state all my friends are voting Trump too ,glad to also read 46,000 Dem’s changed to Rep so they can vote for Trump so good to see PA on the right track.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. bobguzzardi says:

    I am from Pennsylvania, recently moved to West Palm Beach. In my opinion, Donald Trump will sweep Pennsylvania’s 71 Republican delegates in the Pennsylvania primary on 26 April.

    Montgomery county commissioner endorsed Donald Trump. He is more a Ted Cruz Rush Limbaugh Republican, as am I, but I have pivoted to Donald Trump as has Joe Gale. Joe challenged the Republican Establishment in Montgomery County, which is just outside of Philadelphia, and won. He has a substantial following and radio talk show host Dom Giordano supported Joe and supports Donald Trump for the reasons I do.

    No other candidate has done, or can do, what Donald Trump has done. Donald Trump has confronted and flummoxed the Romney Republican Establishment Quislings and Donald Trump has confronted and flummoxed the dishonest Media, both Republican and Democrat. And he will secure the border and build the fence.

    Liked by 4 people

    • three by one says:

      Philly politics are rotten to the core. Obama pulled a higher percentage in Philly than Chicago. 88-89%, IIRC. The rest of Pennsylvania is regularly swamped by stuffed Philly ballot boxes. “How many votes do you need?” should be the Philadelphia motto.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. three by one says:

    Kasich is FROM Pennsylvania (McKees Rocks / Pittsburgh)

    That he can’t get on the ballot legitimately in Pennsylvania speaks volumes.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Mike says:

    This is a perfect illustration of the Splitter Strategy! The Gov of Ohio never intended to be in the race this long! His mission was supposed to be completed by South Carolina!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Oh no! McKees Rocks? I have/had relatives there. Wow.
    Anyway, what I WAS going to say was that I could predict the court verdict right now if this was a Libertarian Party case. Yep! Court would find for Kasich. Bang! Next case!
    We were never treated fairly in the courts except when Dems thought we LPers would take votes from Repubs! Hahahaha!


  22. Riddick says:

    Did Felito file the equired FEC documents on his illegal Goldman Sachs and Citi loans, as requested they be by March 8th?

    Sundance, any info on that?


    • AmyB says:

      No he didn’t. Cruz’s Treasurer, Bradley Knippa wrote a letter to the FEC on 3/8 , weaseling out of sending them the documents regarding the loans. Sorry but I can’t attach the doc using my kindle. I think I may have downloaded it from a link in a comment here on TCTH, though.


  23. rebel53blog says:

    Kasich should have been sent packing 2 months ago, just a waste of votes.


  24. jakee308 says:

    Maybe in the far western part of PA might there be found Katsick voters but I doubt it. Those areas are/were hard hit by all the job loss from industry going overseas.

    I think Trump will do quite well here in PA without too much apportionment if at all.

    PA only voted for a Dem Gov because the GOPe was too stupid to tell Corbett to leave and put someone else up. Tom was a politicians from an age gone by not the 21st century and every time he opened his mouth or did something he made that obvious. Wolf didn’t win the governor ship, Corbett lost it.


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