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Wilson remains off the ballot

For now, anyway.

The 14th Court of Appeals in Houston has denied a request for a place on the March Democratic primary ballot from [Dave Wilson].


Wilson filed a writ of mandamus last week seeking to be placed on the ballot. But the appeals panel denied his petition.

Wilson said he has not given up and intends to file an appeal with a state district court today or tomorrow.

“I’m disappointed, but not surprised, that the 14th Court of Appeals has made a political ruling rather than one based on the law,” Wilson said, speculating that the court’s motive is to protect Republican office seekers.

Whatever. The very brief opinion is here. I don’t see how he’s going to do any better at the district court level, but it’s his dime.

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  1. mollusk says:

    I didn’t bother looking up the citations, however, from reading the CoA opinion it’s clear that there will need to be evidence offered and evaluated to sort out the factual disagreement about where he lives – at his shop as listed on the application, or the house that ain’t.