Spot The Typos
It’s finally happened. Former Virginia Beach City Councilman John Uhrin has beclowned himself.
The incumbent councilman who couldn’t garner a puny plurality of the vote in a four-way race in November filed a lawsuit last month alleging that the guy who beat him twice - once on Election Night and again during a recount - was not a resident of the district. Uhrin asked the courts to set aside the will of nearly 50,000 voters and declare him the winner.
Councilman David Nygaard’s residency was investigated last summer by the commonwealth’s attorney who did not find fraud and allowed him to remain on the ballot.
Now Virginia Beach’s sorest loser has filed a second Hail Mary suit, this time asking the courts to prevent Councilman Nygaard from taking his seat at next Tuesday’s meeting.
I hesitate to point this out, but the man’s been sworn in. Nygaard’s term is underway.
“John Uhrin really can’t keep me from being seated as a councilman since I’m already ‘seated’,” Nygaard told me last night. “All he can really do is keep me from sitting in his chair and voting.”
In a legal document sprinkled with typos, Uhrin makes the ludicrous assertion that he will suffer “irreparable injury” if Nygaard is permitted to vote on matters of public policy.
That’s fascinating. What sort of injury could he possibly sustain? The man did little more than carry water for developers during his unremarkable term on council.
“This is a sad and pathetic way to end a political career,” Nygaard said of his predecessor.
He’s right. It is.
It will be entertaining to see how this plays out in court. In the meantime, have some fun.
We’re posting a copy of Uhrin’s latest lawsuit that Channel 13 has on its website. Nygaard said he provided the station with the document..
Spot the typos! (I found four. And believe me, I know a thing or two about typos.)