“…it may be remembered that in the trial of an election petition, the burden of proving that the election of a successful candidate is liable to be set aside on the plea that he was responsible directly or through his agents for corrupt practices at the election, lies heavily upon the applicant to establish his case, and unless it is established in both its branches, i.e.
the commission of acts which the law regards as corrupt and the responsibility of the successful candidate, directly or through his agents or with his consent for its practice, not by mere preponderance of probability but by cogent and reliable evidence beyond any reasonable doubt, the Petition must fail.
The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to idols.
– Hosea 11:2 “Such is the grasping tendency of the human heart, that it must have a something to lay hold of—and which, if wrested away without the substitution of another something in its place, would leave a void and a vacancy as painful to the mind, as hunger is to the natural system….
So, the petitioner must set out by raising firm and credible evidence of the public authority’s departures from the prescriptions of the law.” “…judicial practice must not make it burdensome to enforce the principles of properly-conducted elections which give fulfilment to the right of franchise.
But at the same time, a petitioner should be under obligation to discharge the initial burden of proof, before the respondents are invited to bear the evidential burden.
The evidence may be examined bearing this approach to the evidence in mind.”“whereas the regulations did not specify what ought to be done where there are cancellations and alterations, common sense dictates that where there is a cancellation or alteration in a statutory form, the same should be countersigned by the concerned official.
If you feel like a mess today, the book of Hosea is for you.
clear and unequivocal proof is required before a case of bribery will be held to have been established.
Suspicion is not sufficient, and the confession of the person alleged to have been bribed is not conclusive” The Petitioner’s witnesses did not give the Court any reason as to why they should be treated as truthful witnesses, whose testimony could be wholesomely credible in establishing the allegation of voter bribery.
(It’s for me, too.) The book of Hosea is not about Hosea, it is about God’s relentless pursuit of an undeserving people. The biblical language, while inspired, handles some pretty unsettling topics, particularly for people who have experienced them.
We want to gently caution you that chapters 2 and 13 may be difficult to read.) Our desire to care well for your hearts is why we are reading this book together, and it is also why we want to be up front in telling you it may be difficult. And oh, how evident this love is in the book of Hosea! It encounters us at that important crossroads where we can choose to face our sin or ignore it.