McKinney Won't Appear on Nov. Ballot

Cynthia McKinney and the Green Party didn't submit any petitions to the Secretary of State to be put on the ballot for the 4th District congressional race.

Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney won't be on the ballot as a Green Party candidate for the 4th District congressional seat now held by Hank Johnson.

Neither McKinney nor the Green Party presented any petititons to the Georgia Secretary of State's (SOS) office that could have put her on the ballot, said Jared Thomas, a spokesman for the SOS office.

-- 5 percent of the 377,189 active and eligible voters in the 2010 open election -- by Aug. 7.

Parts of the 4th District include Decatur and Avondale Estates.

Tim Fleming of the SOS has said the Green Party had to use petitions to get on the congressional ballot because the party has never garnered enough statewide votes to automatically earn a ballot spot.

Emails and voice messages to state Green Party candidates seeking comment were not returned. McKinney could not be reached.

McKinney was a six-term member of Congress as a Democrat. by backing the PLO, questioning whether President Bush had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks and being stopped by a police officer when she tried to enter the capitol.

In the November general election, Johnson will face Republican Chris Vaughn, a  minister from Conyers.

bulldogger August 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
@Mike Easterwood - However, your endorsement of the right wing propaganda wing, FNC is off base. NO, it's not......I, also decide what I want to believe. Your criticism of my choices of what news to watch and believe IS WHAT'S OFF BASE. I'm also an independent, so what's the difference between us? You say "neither is what we should have".....why don't you run for president and get us all straightened out about what we should have? Oh, wait......you're one of those "know it alls", aren't you.
Decaturette August 17, 2012 at 08:30 PM
I can't stand the political nastiness that shows up on this blog. I wish it would stay away from politics and focus on neighborhood issues. I would read it more if I didn't see the same screen names blah, blah, blahing nastiness. The dialog here doesn't persuade anyone of anything. It's just therapy for the writers who need to get negative thoughts out of their system. Having said that, I think it's a tacky trend, the naming of places, buildings, stadiums, whatever for people who are still alive. It used to be that you had to die first! I don't care which party or demographic you represent, it's tacky. Naming places after people should be a memorial act not an advertisement. It's not the most important issue to address in this world, but it sure is tasteless.
R. Phillips August 17, 2012 at 09:50 PM
So many people think people from the south are ignorant and simple. When the authorities let Cynthia McKinney, and her father, get away with the embarrassment they caused Ga., then name a road after her, only seems to prove them right. How do go about getting her name removed from Memorial Drive?
Mike Easterwood August 17, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Bulldogger. I do not have the requisite personality disorder to want to be a politician. And yes, I do know a lot.
bulldogger August 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
To R. Phillips - It would be a wonderful thing to get this embarassment off those highway signs; however, and Mike Easterwood, please chime in since you "do know a lot", I don't know whether that would ever be possible since, I believe DeKalb County is Majority Black.


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