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New Hampshire makes history by electing the first ever transgender felon

November 26, 2012

    When the Democrat tide swept back into New Hampshire in the November election the state made history by becoming the first state to ever elect an openly transgender candidate to any office in the country. This was hailed as a great victory by the left, and to be honest I really don’t care how Stacie Laughton decides to live her personal life because it is none of my business–if the people in her district believe she is the one who best represents them then so be it–but we are now learning that she was not quite honest about who she really was when she was a man.

  Shortly after winning her election it was discovered that while she was a married man she was a convicted felon with a semi-lengthy criminal record and served jail time yet she didn’t disclose her past with the voters whose trust she hoped to–and did–earn.

  She is now claiming that while she didn’t think it was necessary to share her criminal past with the people she hoped to represent that she decided she would tell the truth IF she was caught:

I didn’t feel it was necessary to tell [constituents], but I felt like if it came to light – which it has – I was going to be honest

  She didn’t think she needed to be honest unless she was caught, yet she must have known her chances of getting caught before the election were fairly slim considering she committed those crimes while still using her male name, Barry Charles Laughton, Jr, so she probably had an inkling that her past wouldn’t come to light before the election and it didn’t. 

  To be honest I am stunned that when you file your paperwork to run for an elected office that you don’t have to attest to the fact that you have never been convicted of a crime, and if you do then she did in fact lie when she filed.

  The New Hampshire GOP is now calling for her resignation and I think that under these circumstances there is no way in hell she should not feel the pressure to step down.

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  1. MaddMedic permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:15 pm

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

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    • November 26, 2012 10:21 pm

      Thank you!

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  2. November 26, 2012 10:16 pm

    She has nothing to fear from those tran-sexist republicans. The trani nation will advocate successfully and she will retain her seat. The question that remains is if she is wrestled to the ground do you give her a titty twister or kick her in the balls?

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    • November 26, 2012 10:22 pm

      She probably will hold on, but there are some New Hampshire Democrats who are also now calling on her to step down. Homophobes!

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      • November 26, 2012 10:33 pm

        Why homophobes?

        TGY

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      • November 26, 2012 10:42 pm

        Because I didn’t think there was a word ‘transgenderphobes.’

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  3. THE MAN permalink
    November 26, 2012 10:41 pm

    transgender !! DOES NOT HAVE ANY THING TO DO WITH IT !!. SHE SHOULD BE REMOVE AND POSSIBLE FACE JAIL TIME . FELONS CAN EVEN VOTE IN THE ELECTION. THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION SHOULD BE REMOVED ALSO. JUST TO BUSY TO DO THE BACK GROUND CHECK YES IT DOES MATTER IF YOU ARE FELON. I WONDER IF SHE OWN’S A FIREARM OF ANY TYPE ANY TYPE , FELONS CAN OWN THEM !

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    • November 26, 2012 10:44 pm

      YOu are right, being transgender has nothing to do with it. If this person is a felon and didn’t disclose it she should resign immediately. I just mentioned the transgender aspect of it because of all the attention it was getting before we learned she was a felon.

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      • November 26, 2012 11:19 pm

        But the publicity attached to her transgender status assured that we knew she had a different name before she became Stacie. The journalists who now call for her resignation are the same journalists who failed to do their homework before the elction. If she’s legally entitled to hold office, she shouldn’t resign. The public had every opportunity to check her out, and they failed to do so.

        TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 6:43 am

        I agree, the journalists failed to do their job, if a candidate has a criminal background the voters should know anout it but once again we find a media lacking in its obligations.

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    • November 27, 2012 6:18 pm

      Why should she be removed from office and face possible jail time? Has she broken any New Hampshire law?

      TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 7:41 pm

        New Hampshire does not allow felons who served jail time to run for office so she was ineligible to run. Plus because she was still on probation technically she was still serving her time and this made her ineligible to run as well. She resigned today.

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  4. November 26, 2012 10:58 pm

    What makes you think the possibility was remote that any journalist would do a records search for her pre-op name? I’m very surprised that that didn’t actually happen, especially in a state that houses one of the most virulent right-wing newspapers in the country, the Union Leader. You’re very likely right that if they’d known this, the voters would not have elected her – in fact, had they known soon enough, they probably wouldn’t have nominated her for the post in the first place. Nevertheless, the failure is not the government’s, but the fourth estate’s. That includes you, Steve.

    As to felon status – I know different states have different rules. I think that once a felon’s debt to society has been paid, his or her voting rights should be restored. I think in most cases the eligibility requirements for being elected to an office are the same as those for being eligible to vote for a candidate for an office. Thus, if a felon in NH who’s served his and/or her debt to society is able to vote, then he or she should also be able to run for office. Requiring candidates to ‘fess up to previous convictions essentially punishes them a second time for the offense. What possible questions could there be after “Do you meet the legal qualifications to be a candidate for this office?” It’s not the job of the government to extract potentially embarrassing information from candidates, it’s the job of the fourth estate.

    If being a convicted felon is a disqualifying circumstance, of course, the question by all rights should be asked. Otherwise, I think the election should stand. Those who are disappointed or upset have only themselves and their like-minded journalists to blame. I’m sure that the next time a transgender person runs, journalists will fulfill their acknowledged role for the electorate by performing due diligence.

    Take good care and may God bless us all!

    TGY

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    • November 27, 2012 12:11 am

      In the world of today’s media journalistic due diligence is a non sequitur. Is sex change the next safe haven for those whose past may have otherwise disqualified a candidate? Can a society and culture that now promotes an individuals want/needs for addition or subtraction of genitalia as a norm as well as a first amendment right be within its right to question or judge any other behavior even criminal activity as stigmatic? (Is that a word?) After all, lying about one’s heritage to play the system is no longer frowned upon by the electorate in Massachusetts so why should a felon not coming clean about one’s past be objectionable in New Hampshire? You may not work for the US Postal Service but a criminal record won’t stop you from serving in congress. Most likely if this comes to a hearing the transsexual aspect will provide the misdirection and reduce this to just another case of sexist prejudice.

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      • November 27, 2012 4:19 am

        The left does love those smoke and mirrors.

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      • November 27, 2012 7:00 am

        It seems as if a person can get away with just about anything nowadays and it isn’t a disqualifying factor. To think that Warren lied about her heritage in order to game the system and then turned around and told the voters the same system was rigged against them and still won election easily just shows us that people don’t care about integrity anymore.

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    • November 27, 2012 6:58 am

      I think the possibility was remote because I have no faith in the media, Union Leader or not. We know what would have had happened to any outlet or person who dared speak uot against her, just ask John McCain about Susan Rice.
      From what I have founf New Hampshire law allows a felon to hold office if they haven’t served jail time, and Stacie did in fact spend over 4 months in jail.
      As far as me being part of the fourth estate, I don’t know if you know this but New Hamsphire’s State House has over 400 state representatives so to think that I have the time or the resources to investigate the background of ever single candidate–especially those for whom I cannot vote–is absurd.

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      • November 27, 2012 6:10 pm

        Okay, Steve, you’re culpable only if you live in the district affected . . . otherwise, you don’t deserve the abusive way I targeted you, and I apologize. I honestly wasn’t aware that New Hampshire has such a large Assembly.

        The possibility of uncovering her past was not remote, though, because of the publicity engendered within the state, at least, by the candidate’s transgender status. For a newspaper now to come out and call for her to resign because it failed at its job (or another newspaper failed) is just as absurd.

        Take good care, and may God bless us all!

        TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 7:45 pm

        Thanks TGY, I appreciate that although I did not think you were being abusive. If I am not mistaken New Hampshire has the third largest english speaking government in the world behind the countries of America, Canada, and England, so yes it is quite large.
        While this should have been discovered before the election, and I now find it inexcusable that it wasn’t, she was still in violation of New Hampshire law and because of this she still needed to step down once it was discovered and today she did just that.

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  5. John Carey permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:00 am

    This is what happens when we elect people who have zero integrity. She should be forced to step down.

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    • November 27, 2012 7:02 am

      People just don’t seem to care about integrity anymore John and it is quite sad.

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  6. Wendy permalink
    November 27, 2012 12:13 am

    I agree John! A known felon should not be elected!!! I don’t care what party they are. :(

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    • November 27, 2012 7:02 am

      It wasn’t known at the time of the election, but it should have been.

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  7. November 27, 2012 1:25 am

    I doubt that being a known felon would have had any affect on the election. People STUPID enough to vote A SECOND TIME for Barak Hussein Obama would have gladly voted for any piece of shit that had a “D” next to it’s name!

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    • November 27, 2012 7:04 am

      It probably wouldn’t have matter at all unless the party leadership in the state tried to stop her. But there is no way the liberals in the state were going to tell a transgender person she had to step aside.

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  8. November 27, 2012 4:09 am

    Reblogged this on Cmblake6's Weblog and commented:
    And thus is reflected the “mind” (?) of the left. Sweet suffering whoever, what idiots!

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    • November 27, 2012 7:04 am

      Thank you!

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      • November 27, 2012 12:23 pm

        Priceless!

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  9. November 27, 2012 4:16 am

    TGY, you really think that a felon should be allowed to vote after they have “paid their debt to society”? What kind of minds and tendencies are indicated by that very history of having been a felon? Leopards, spots, etc. As for the penalty involved, not only should s/he step down, but s/he should be fined the amount of pay received to date. There are laws. If you don’t like them, try to get them changed. Until that happens, the laws exist. As do the penalties for breaking them.

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    • November 27, 2012 7:07 am

      She is still a state rep-elect so she hasn’t received any pay yet, but even if she had New Hampshire’s State Reps are only part time and only get paid about $200 a session.

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      • November 27, 2012 12:35 pm

        As I said, there are laws. If you don’t like them, change them. Felons are not allowed certain jobs, or voting.

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      • November 27, 2012 1:10 pm

        Agreed!

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    • November 27, 2012 6:22 pm

      If New Hampshire permits felons to vote once they’ve served their terms, then she has broken no New Hampshire laws.

      And yes, I’m not alone in thinking that once a felon has served his or her sentence, they should be restored to all the offices and dignities of full citizenhood, including voting and running for office.

      TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 7:47 pm

        Yes New Hampshire does allow felons to vote once they have served their terms, but it doesn’t allow them to run for office and technically her term wasn’t over because she was still on probation.

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      • November 27, 2012 9:53 pm

        Well, then, that slams the door on that. And as I said elsewhere, if she had to sign an oath that she was qualified to hold the office, serious consideration should be given to prosecuting her for perjury.

        TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 9:56 pm

        Not sure if she had to sign anything to run but I think she probably did.

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  10. bunkerville permalink
    November 27, 2012 11:18 am

    Well at least we know she is a criminal. Most of congress should probably be in jail anyway. :)

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    • November 27, 2012 1:11 pm

      LOL! But all too true.

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  11. November 27, 2012 12:13 pm

    Wow that is really amazing. I’ll come clean only if somebody learns the truth about my lies? And this person was elected to public office? I bet you the GOP will be called “hate mongers” and anti-transgender now. That is seriously messed up.

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    • November 27, 2012 12:32 pm

      Forget the GOP, the dinosaur is in its death throes. According to Geraldine Rivera, John McCain and Lindsey Graham are ready to throw in the towel on the Susan Rice affair and admit she did nothing wrong. Reportedly, as a graduate of Stanford she is too smart to lie. Obama calculated correctly when he decided the press would not hound him so why not spread the big lie? This move on their part may be the precursor to the republicans giving in on her nomination ad secretary of state as well as Obama/Roberts care, Benghazi, the budget and of course enhanced revenue-what we used to call taxes- as well as UN mandates, etc…

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      • November 27, 2012 1:15 pm

        I think the GOP is in real trouble here and frankly they have done it to themselves and deserve what they get. McCain is backing down because he was called a racist and a sexist and to me that just shows he wouldn’t have been able to stand up to world leaders if he had won election back in 2008. As for the Democrats, the race and gender baiting has been quite successful and this will be their strategy for the next four years.

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    • November 27, 2012 1:13 pm

      That’s what bugs me about this Harrison, she will come clean now that the truth is out there but didn’t think it was something she needed to disclose. Yes, the Democrats will pile on the Republicans if they call for her to resign as bigotted.

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      • November 27, 2012 6:25 pm

        No, not bigoted. The GOP did absolutely nothing to prevent her election, but now it wants a do-over because someone discovered too late she’d been convicted. We Democrats have learned time and again at the hands of the GOP that there’s no such thing as a mulligan in politics.

        TGY

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      • November 27, 2012 7:48 pm

        I think the Republicans would also agree that the Democrats have taught them the same lesson.

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      • November 27, 2012 7:50 pm

        I see you have finally delved into the world of blogging yourself and I promise (or threaten) you that I will be heading on over shortly. :)

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  12. November 27, 2012 1:29 pm

    Wow, I seriously thought New Hampshire was a lot smarter than that…

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