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Jake Bequette Faults Officials for Ballot Mistake

Updated: May 11, 2022

Poynter Law Group represents Jake Bequette and his U.S. Senate campaign in a lawsuit against the Arkansas Secretary of State, the Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners, and the Craighead County Election Commission for discovering mistakes on Republican Primary Ballots in at least two counties then choosing not to do anything about it.

On the first day of early voting in Arkansas, Monday, May 9th, a voter from Craighead County called Bequette's campaign to say the ballot there had misidentified him as "Jack Bequette."

The campaign swiftly moved to contact the Craighead County Election Commission to find out what went wrong.

The campaign learned that statewide and county officials, in at least Craighead and Phillips counties, knew their ballots were wrong and had misidentified Bequette to Arkansas voters as "Jack." Worse yet, both state and county officials chose not to notify Bequette or his campaign of the error or even attempt a proper fix.

This morning, on May 10, 2022, Bequette filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court to have the voting machines reprogrammed to remedy this egregious error. The lawsuit also seeks to provide a consistent and uniform method to notify Arkansas's voters of the error so that they may make a well-informed voting decision, and then vote for Jake Bequette for U.S. Senate.

You may download and read the lawsuit by clicking below. Please email scott@poynterlawgroup if you have any questions at all.

Bequette 2022.05.10 PETITION
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