Bill Sizemore files lawsuit to keep Voter Pamphlet statements

By Bill Sizemore,

Bill Sizemore filed a motion in Marion County Circuit Court this afternoon asking the court to order Secretary of State Bill Bradbury to include two of his arguments in the State Voters Pamphlet. Sizemore also filed a separate motion asking the court to enjoin Bradbury from printing the Voters Pamphlet until a final decision has been made in this case.

Sizemore learned this weekend that Bill Bradbury had rejected two Voters Pamphlet arguments Sizemore had filed under the headline, “Was Bill Sizemore Railroaded?”

Bradbury claims the two identical arguments do not support any measure because the arguments do not say anything about the measures, although both arguments were filed with the proper forms stating that they are arguments in support of Measures 60 and 64. Both arguments would be printed in the Voters Pamphlet on pages bearing a bold heading making it clear that they are arguments in support of the two measures.

Sizemore’s motion claims Bill Bradbury has no statutory authority to reject his arguments and cites an Oregon Supreme Court case which makes it clear that the relevance of a Voters Pamphlet argument is to be determined by the voters, not the Secretary of State.

“The public employee unions filed more than a dozen bogus arguments claiming that I was involved in racketeering, while I filed a mere two arguments countering their claims. My arguments explain to voters that I was not even a party to the case in question and that the judge who presided over the case concealed a blatant conflict of interest and should have recused himself,” Sizemore said. “Bradbury allowed his union friends to assassinate my character more than a dozen times in the Voters Pamphlet, but is refusing to allow me to defend myself,” he added.

In his rejected Voters Pamphlet arguments, Sizemore explains how the union lawyers were allowed to remove all Republicans from the Multnomah County jury pool, leaving a jury of 14 Democrats and one Green Party member, and that the Multnomah County judge who presided over the case, Judge Jerome LaBarre, concealed for three years the fact that his son was a member of the same union that was suing in his dad’s court and only confessed when his son became a teachers union president.

Sizemore’s Voters Pamphlet arguments also explain that the same unions that are now saying that Sizemore was “convicted” of racketeering told the jury during the trial that the case was not about Bill Sizemore and that Sizemore was not being sued and was not even a party to the case. “The unions are even associating my name with forgery, even though no one ever so much as suggested during the trial that I forged signatures or knowingly allowed anyone else to do so,” Sizemore said.

“The unions are carrying on as if I was some kind of convicted felon and yet never in my life have I been so much as charged with a crime,” Sizemore said. Sizemore says Bradbury is trying to stall and run out the clock, because the Voters Pamphlet is scheduled to go to the printers on Thursday, so he had no choice but to resort to the courts.