From the front page of today’s Wheeling Intelligencer, here is the headline on a story about West Virginia’s Republican Secretary of State, Mac Warner:
Warner Seeks To Be ‘Good Referee’ Of Elections
And here is our “good referee” at a pro-Trump rally last December:
(I wrote about it here.)
West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner's op-ed in today’s Wheeling News-Register: “Confidence in Government Begins With Election Process”
Hey, Mac, do you think a secretary of state who attends and speaks at a “Stop the Steal” rally breeds confidence in the integrity of the election process?
On December 9, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner certified West Virginia’s election results. That evening, he attended and spoke at a Trump “Stop the Steal” rally in Charleston. At the time, there was no evidence that any election had been stolen and there has been none presented since then.
WV Secretary of State . . .
Is it a sign of the apocalypse? What’s next? Undoing “right-to-work” laws? Paying teachers and other state workers a living wage? Never mind, it’s about the Party’s unswerving loyalty to Donald Trump
The Rucker quote neatly states the West Virginia Republican Party’s (along with its messenger - the Wheeling Intelligencer) long-term justification for tort reform. (For more examples, type “West Virginia” and “frivolous lawsuits” into a search engine and see how many hits and how far back the search goes.)
West Virginia . . .
"Warner lawsuits end, top $3.2M"
That's the headline on the front page story in this morning's Charleston Gazette-Mail. Yes, the twelve lawsuits against West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner for wrongful termination have ended and it has cost the state a total of $3.2 million (legal fees not included).
Warner still contends that these were . . .
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(Yes, a little insight and some inadvertent honesty)
No Warner news story but we do get the inevitable editorial
Regular readers of the Wheeling Intelligencer knew it was coming. In the absence of any actual news coverage of West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner just having cost the state a couple of million dollars (see previous two posts), we instead get an editorial defending . . .
What AP story about West Virginia was carried in Nashville (TN), Beaufort County (SC), Olympia (WA), and Columbus (IN) newspapers but not in local Ogden papers?
Hint: It's about a West Virginia elected official
As of 4 PM today there were 370 news sources that carried the following Associated Press news article:
State settles lawsuits alleging illegal firing over politics
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state of West Virginia has settled wrongful-termination lawsuits with six more former employees . . .
WV Secretary of State just cost WV over three million more dollars in wrongful termination lawsuits
Two months ago, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner lost the first lawsuit to former employees who were wrongfully fired when he took office in January 2017. Here is how the Charleston Gazette-Mail described it last month:
The lawsuits stem from Warner’s firing of 16 rank-and-file employees in the secretary of . . .