Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Holmes & McKie - on the board illegally. Here's why...

Since February 2019 I have complained to the Richland 2 School Board that there are two women on the board illegally.

Do you agree?

Disclosure of Economic Interests
SECTION 8-13-1110. Persons required to file statement of economic interests.
(A) No public official, regardless of compensation, and no public member or public employee as designated in subsection (B) may take the oath of office or enter upon his official responsibilities unless he has filed a statement of economic interests in accordance with the provisions of this chapter with the appropriate supervisory office. 

11/6/2018 Holmes and McKie were elected to the school board.
11/13/2018 Holmes and McKie were sworn in and attended that night's board meeting.
11/14/2018? Richland 2 submitted notarized oath of office documents to the S.C. Secretary of State.
12/4/2018 Holmes and McKie filed their Statements of Economic Interest (SEI) with the Ethics Commission.
Upon information and belief, Holmes and McKie have not taken the oath of office since 12/4/2018.

Did they take the oath of office before they filed their SEIs?

There; that wasn't so hard, was it?

Commissions, Oaths, and Bonds
SECTION 8-3-10. Oath and commission prerequisite to assumption of duties.
It shall be unlawful for any person to assume the duties of any public office until he has taken the oath provided by the Constitution and been regularly commissioned by the Governor.

Holmes and McKie are illegally in office, because they have never taken the oath of office legally.

They were "qualified" to take it, because they were elected.

But they were not "eligible" to take the oath on Nov. 13, 2018, because they had not filed their SEIs.

They became "eligible" to take the oath on Dec. 4, 2018, after they filed their SEIs.

But they have never taken the oath on or since Dec. 4, 2018.

Thus, they are usurping public office and should be removed. Immediately.

Convince me I'm wrong...

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