May 2, 2012 - Court Denies Orly Taitz Election Fraud Claim.
Source: Mission Viejo Patch
Title: Court Denies Orly Taitz Election Fraud Claim. The Mission Viejo dentist's Republican rival for secretary of state did not commit fraud because he once registered as a Democrat, according to the court.
Date: May 2, 2012
By: Peter Schelden
Mission Viejo dentist Orly Taitz has lost another high-profile court battle. An appeals court issued its decision Tuesday that Taitz was not the victim of voter fraud or election fraud in her 2010 battle against fellow Republican opponent Damon Dunn.
Taitz and Dunn were competing for the Republican nomination for secretary of state. Taitz lost to Dunn on June 8 during the Republican primary and then sued Dunn June 17, claiming fraud. Dunn later lost to incumbent democrat Debra Bowen.
Taitz made headlines last year for arguing in court that President Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen. She lost that case, too.
In the most recent case, Taitz claimed Dunn ran against her unfairly because he had voted as a democrat in Florida in the past. She called this "fraud," but the court disagreed.
According to the 18-page court statement, Taitz failed to prove Dunn was required to state past voter registration when running for office.
The statment says Taitz "provided no legal basis to explain why Dunn's voter registration card had any relevancy to his eligibility as a candidate."
Taitz sued Dunn for the $40,000 it cost her to run her campaign for secretary of state. The court denied the claim. An earlier court held that "there does not appear to be any private right by a losing candidate to sue the winning candidate to recover for monies expended in running for election" even if fraud was involved, which was not proven.
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