David Landrum Voting Controversy Timeline
It has now been more than twenty-four hours since Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger called into question whether David Landrum had manufactured evidence in an attempt to prove that he voted in the 2003 Primary and General Elections. It has been three weeks since Mr. Landrum first claimed to have voted in the 2003 General Election.
David Landrum continues to stonewall the public. Below is a timeline of the controversy.
Monday, February 11, 2008
6:00 p.m. Winston County Republican Forum, Noxapater – In response to a question posed by Macon Beacon editor Scott Boyd, Landrum admits contributing $1,000 to Gov. Musgrove and claims to have voted in the 2003 election for Gov. Haley Barbour.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
3:30 p.m. Rounsaville Press Conference, Meridian – Rounsaville provides report from Madison County Circuit Clerk’s office which shows Landrum didn’t vote from November, 2000 until November, 2007.
Neshoba Democrat Editorial is released on-line: “Landrum acknowledged making the Musgrove donation at the request of friends and business associates interested in tort reform. Of course Musgrove’s tort reform was enacted in 2003, but that special session was in 2002.”
Editorial Continues: “Records at the Madison County Courthouse show that Landrum voted most recently in the Nov. 6 general election. Prior to that, records indicate the last time Landrum voted was in November 2000… A person who has potentially not voted in a decade does not deserve to be near the United States House of Representatives.”
7:00 p.m. Stennis-Montgomery Association Debate, Meridian – Landrum responds to a question from Neshoba Democrat Publisher Jim Prince on whether he voted over the past seven years. Landrum again claims to have voted. This time, he claims he voted by affidavit in both the Primary and General Elections in 2003. He also claims to have voted in the 2007 Primary Election. Landrum still avoids answering whether he voted in all of the other elections between 2000 and 2007.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
7:15 a.m. Landrum appears on WMOX radio Meridian and again claims that he voted by affidavit in the 2003 Primary and General Elections. He continues to avoid talking about whether he voted in any other elections during the time in question.
Friday, February 22, 2008
12:41 p.m. Landrum Campaign issues press release with four documents they claim prove David and Jill Landrum voted in both the Primary and General Elections of 2003. Soon after, the validity of the documents released by Landrum were called into question. The signatures identified by the Landrum campaign as that of David and Jill Landrum did not appear to match other publicly available signatures.
Monday, February 25, 2008
8:00 a.m. Landrum appears on SuperTalk Mississippi with Paul Gallo and asserts that his campaign has put out documentation that shows he voted by affidavit in the Primary and General Elections.
5: 24 p.m. Clarion-Ledger Perspective Editor Sid Salter posts on his blog an entry called, “David Landrum: Is he telling the truth?” Salter says, “I met with Landrum, listened to his explanation and tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. But his story is not holding water.” Salter goes on to say, “By way of “proof” Landrum supplied copies of an affidavit ballot register and claims the signatures on that copied page belong to him and his wife. But Landrum has not produced any copies of the actual affidavit ballot or the affidavit ballot envelope. In addition, Landrum claimed to have voted affidavit ballot in Hinds County. To do so, he would have to have been registered to vote in Hinds County. Landrum has yet to produce any evidence of having been registered to vote in Hinds County.”
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Page 1A of The Clarion-Ledger has a story written by Jerry Mitchell: “Logs, Claims don’t match,” with the sub-header, “GOP congressional candidate says signatures belong to him and wife, but other voters say signatures are theirs
John Rounsaville Campaign Release