Rep. Justice: Voters cheated by ballot mess up

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Submitted: Tue, 11/02/2010 - 5:14pm
Updated: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 1:42am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — State Rep. Carolyn Justice says voters have been cheated. Justice says she received a called from Rep. Danny McComas (R-New Hanover) saying that the 16th District House candidates were completely left off the ballots at the Northeast Library in Wilmington.

Justice is trying to defend her 16th District seat against Pender County Commissioner F.D. Rivenbark.

Justice says it is not only disappointing to her and her campaign but to the voters.

“The American citizens have been cheated,” Justice said. “There’s no way for this to be corrected.”

Justice says she asked to speak with New Hanover County Elections Director Bonnie Williams about being left off the ballot, but has yet to get a call back from any officials about the situation.

Justice says new ballots were delivered to the Northeast Library polls this morning.


  • SurfCityTom says:

    you won the election. What more do you want?

    How about this:

    Get off your duff; if you think there were irregularities, then get the State folks down here to do a full blown investigation. Let them handle it. See that it does not happen again.

    Meanwhile, you need to begin working on leadership. The Republicans will control the House. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Take a leadership role. Do some pro-active work to begin the process of dealing with a THREE BILLION DOLLAR shortfall in the budget next term.

    Don’t wait. Get on it now. Poll your constituents to see where we think budget cuts need to be made.

    Why not start with that joke of a Social Services Department which overpaid recipients $28 MIllion and now Bev thinks it’s unfair for the people who were paid too much to be called upon to account for the overpayments they were not entitled to. Why wait. Put the pressure on Bev to get a new Department Head and some computer geeks who know how to program systems and can catch errors before millions of state dollars go down the drain.

    Listen to us Carolyn.

  • Guest says:

    So lets see if the Political entity that is the Board of Elections DOES THEIR JOB and gets rid of this women, who, from what I understand, only got her job because she sued Brunswick county for sexual discrimination when they passed her over for that job there. Apparently they knew something that New Hanover County didn’t… SHE IS INCOMPENTENT!!! Board members, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure our elections are being run by a qualified individual, your move…

  • Guest says:

    Bonnie Williams at her best!!!!

  • BonnieBusted says:

    With all the corruption and incompetency in the past elections, it’s time for REAL change, which starts @ the top. The buck stops with Bonnie, and if she can’t ensure the proper ballots, the bottom line is she needs to be fired. Regardless of who wins the elections, how can I as a voter be confident that my vote was counted and that I was able to vote for the correct candidates? Citizens of Wilmington, you should be outraged as this was YOUR tax dollars used to vote in this screwed up mess of an election. Personally, I think aside from Justice’s race there were other candidates who’s names were also left off the ballot or the machine incorrectly counted votes. How else can you explain the ludicrous results of New Hanover County? Mike McIntyre, Ed McMahon, and Rebecca Blackmore should NOT have been re-elected.

  • Guest says:

    I’m not sure about the others,but McMahon was running against Benson.

  • Guest1966 says:

    I have to agree, the Election Board is just corrupt. Last year, during the election for Mayor of Wilmington, I got a update card in the mail, telling me to vote off of Market St. over at Roland-Grice Middle School, I get there, I’m not on their list, They call, the Board, I’m suppose to vote at the NE Library, where I normaly did vote, I was on the list there, but I had a postcard in my hand, telling me to go to the other site! I wondered if my vote would even count after that mess. Guess they’ll determine who gets in after all, no matter what you vote!

  • Guest says:

    Bonnie Williams should be replaced ASAP! Too many problems that should’ve been avoided! She’s had a long time to prepare for this election & machines should’ve been properly calibrated prior to being put in place, as well as having the correct ballots in order. Any one that incompetent should be fired immediately.

  • Guest says:

    You sent Carolyn 100 emails in 2 months! Isn’t that just a little excessive? Sounds like SPAM…I’d delete that if it came to my in box, wouldn’t you? Do you have Alzheimer’s? By afternoon did you forget that you had emailed Carolyn in the morning? (You spelled Alzheimer’s incorrectly, by the way.)

    Carolyn has answered every one of my emails. When I called her office a few months ago, it was Carolyn who picked up the phone and talked to me for 15 minutes.

    She is the best and we a fortunate to have her looking out for us.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    One-hundred e-mails in two months? That’s more than one a day. Plus, you were calling her?

    Perhaps Ms. Justice viewded you as a psychotic stalker after just a few days?

    She should have gotten a restraining order for harrassment.

  • Guest huh says:

    Maybe she forgot.

  • Guest says:

    emailing someone 100 times in the span of two months doesn’t get your point across. it makes you come across as a zealot. to cover someone up like that does not lend credence to your cause….it makes you less credible.

  • Commonsensenotcommontoday says:

    “I emailed her office no less than 100 times in a span of two months not to mention several phone calls…”

    That’s more that one e-mail per day, every day of the week, weekends included.

    She likely thought that you were (are) some kind of psychotic stalker. She should have obtained a restraining order against you for harrassment.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    I’ve never had any problem getting Representative Justice’s attention. When the Revenue Department was in a shambles; and the State could not issue Tax Refunds on time, I emailed her weekly; and she responded to every email.

    Thanks, in part to emails of that nature, inconsistencies in his responses, pressure up the food chain by Representative Justice, and additional screw ups, former Secretary of Revenue Lay was allowed to seek other career opportunities.

    That’s government in action.

    And now, with Senator Soles’ retirement, she is the Senior Legislator in southeastern North Carolina.

    I hope she heeds the voters and gets focused early on the Budget Crisis our State faces. Hard budget cuts need to be made. I hope she has the stomach to do just that.

    Time will tell. If she has an ounce of sense, she’ll be at the Caucus on November 20 when a new House Speaker, a Republican, is chosen. And let’s hope before then, she starts polling her constituents to confirm their feeling on where the State Give Away programs need to be cut.

    And, if we’re real lucky, Bev will fight those cuts and further strengthen her claim to a one term office.

  • corey anne says:

    It’s nice to see that Justice’s priorities are intact. I asked her to speak up on behalf of those suffering from Alhzeimer’s in substandard facilities. I emailed her office no less than 100 times in a span of two months not to mention several phone calls imploring her to at least give me a response or tell me what more I could do. She couldn’t even be bothered to send a courtsey response. Apparently, it takes the idea of losing a vote to spark her righteous indignation. Lord knows we need her in office to blatently ignore the issues that affect the people who need a voice. The sick, the elderly, and veterans’ of WWII thank you, Carolyn Justice as do I for truly showing me that politicians care about people only when they are campaigning. At least now we know.

  • Pam says:

    This really angers me. I’ve already voted and voted a straight ticket to find out there is a possibility that the wrong house race may have been listed on my ballot? As far as I’m concerned, all of this is intentional with the exception of the mess up of the counting machines.

  • aimee garcia says:

    This is ridiculous. New Hanover County a board of elections is a joke. There was a lot of hard work, and real money spent to try and get Ms. Justice elected. We believe in her and she is honest, informed and a real asset to our area. New Hanover County Board of elections should be ashamed and held accountable! Talk about voter fraud.

  • RedNeck says:

    that 200 votes will not matter and she wins anyway. But those responsible targeted the right spot and should be held accountable for damage and loss of citizens’ and candidate rights. Politics are getting more and more corrupt and juvenile every term. Disgusting.

  • radar says:

    If you want to see one of the most honest elected representatives in our area , then you need to meet Carolyn Justice. Her honest assessment of our state of affairs is refreshing. As for Ms. Bonnie Williams , you have to be held accountable for YOUR INCOMPETENCE in this oversight that may shortchange Ms. Justice. You need to submit your resignation. Your primary duty is to administer the vote and you have failed us with your faulty electronic voting machines and improper ballots.

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