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The head of Beaver County’s Bureau of Elections has sent a letter to a man who withdrew his candidacy for Aliquippa City Council, demanding he submit a corrected voter registration if he wants to vote in the next election.

The controversy surrounding Bobby Williams, who submitted a nominating petition to appear on the May 21st Democratic primary ballot for Aliquippa City Council, arose after a series of investigative reports by the Beaver Countian raised serious questions about his residency. Following those reports earlier this month, a group of residents from Aliquippa filed a lawsuit against Williams seeking to keep his name off of the ballot. Williams withdrew his candidacy one day later.

Late last week, Elections Director Dorene Mandity sent a registered letter to Bobby Williams at 1669 Old Brodhead Road, his home address in Center Township. Records from Beaver County Central Services show that Williams signed for the letter at that Center Township location.

“After reviewing the information provided with the objection to your nomination petition, it is apparent that you do not reside at 269 Station Street, Aliquippa,” Mandity wrote. “You cannot use this address for voting.”

Mandity included a voter registration form for Williams to complete in order to vote in the next election. “Please note, if the registration contains a material false statement, the applicant shall be subject to penalties for perjury,” she concluded.

Law enforcement sources in Aliquippa tell the Beaver Countian that a criminal investigation into Bobby Williams is already underway.

Williams has declined to return messages seeking comment since the Beaver Countian began its investigation, having previously told this reporter to “go fuck yourself.”

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Editorial Note: For clarification, the Bobby Williams mentioned in this article is not the same man who ran against Jim Christiana for state representative.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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avi88
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avi88

How’s that dead horse?

Let me know when you’re down to a handful of straws.

(are subscriptions up at least?)

sickofit
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sickofit

I notice you spread your manure during hours when most people are working. Hmmmmmm.

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Really- there has to be more news than this in Beaver County.

bartender
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bartender

Well then… begin enlightening us. Or is criticism in 12 words and a dash the limit of your focus?

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I tried to enlighten you. It will come out eventually.

Ba Ba
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Ba Ba

Well said avi88

This is reckless journalism. A target is established and attacks are made. He never post who the source is and the people who post hide behind their screen names and post rumors and lies. There is nothing fair and balanced here. When was the last positive article posted in here? When did the last fireman, police officer, or average citizen get an Job Well Done article? Never, because people need to see the darkness to make there meaningless life count for something.

Just remember people, as you rise……..You too shall fall.

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I totally agree Ba Ba = John Paul is harassing people. John Paul- do you realize you are a bully? The way you just harass certain people is not right. You may have your followers, but it really gets old. I am not defending anyone but I can really see how a public official could lose their temper with John Paul and Prose. There is a difference between reporting a story and focusing on one person and only reporting negative things over and over and over and over.

I really hope John Paul can move forward and try to objectively cover Beaver County news.

Iknowyou
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Iknowyou

He’s a fatherless snake. His childhood is spawning this behavior.His Need for attention. It won’t last . The cops hate him that’s for sure

Quippian
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Quippian

Thank you…..

Quippian
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Quippian

Nice move JP….placing my comment under an ignorant post like that….. I don’t agree with with you or your motives but I wouldn’t insult your family or your childhood whether I knew it or not…. I was agreeing with the screen name Ba Ba….and I posted my reply under his/hers….even the worst journalists have some integrity!!! :thumbsdown:

bartender
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bartender

Guest, you are free to start your own investigative reporting endeavor and report on whatever stories you choice to pursue, just as John Paul has chosen.

Sheep
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Sheep

the womans name from the county that wrote the letter is in the story? how did he not name the source?

Dennis McKee
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Dennis McKee

If someone is not using their name and or you believe their information is false you have the ability to personally reject it across the board. In a public context you have the right to rufute the alleged false information with facts of your own preferably with evidence. Freedom of speech is exactally what it says it is the freedom to speak. Although we should speak responably that is not a requirement. I think the public servants you speak of are not getting recognition at this time because they are not the issue, public corruption is. However you remain free to write about any issue you see fit any time you choose. Instead of complaining use this forum to make your arguments. Dennis McKee

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Ba Ba, Just as Guest, you are free to start your own investigative reporting endeavor and report on whatever stories you choice to pursue, just as John Paul has chosen.
I appreciate what John Paul is doing here. And I do not feel my life is in any way meaningless. Do you know me? What makes you so confident to speak to the “darkness” of my life? It seems to me, and I judge strictly from your comments, that it is your life that is dark and meaningless. Now, if this site is perpetuating lies and misinformation, than you have a point, otherwise, why does the truth offend you?

Geritol
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Take that,You old fart.

wtf1
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wtf1

Dead horse, really? This good ol’ boy has been breaking the law for how many years now, at least as long as he been living in Center Twp. He gets called out for his actions and, by the sounds of things, some of you are just fine with it. Makes me ask who all is in the good ol’ boys club, perhaps you are a member as well.
I dislike anyone who thinks they are above the law, if I have to play by the rules, so do you. If they don’t arrest this POS what is he going to try next, and he will try something else?
He is allowed to keep dilapidated property on station street, junk all over the place, fence falling down, weeds everywhere and yet nothing is done about it. Some how I think all of that is about to come to an end. He has pissed off enough people in the Quip that maybe this time they will force him to do something with that eye sore, and I hope they do.

arealregularguy
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arealregularguy

It is an eyesore!!! Coming off Rt 51, its the first thing you see! Great 1st impression.