WorldPeace files suit to stop Hispanic debates

The following lawsuit was filed today. A copy was faxed to the Defendants. A copy is also being sent to all the television stations in Texas with a warning that if they try to promote a Hispanic only debate, they will be added to the lawsuit.

For those of you who are interested in the prelitigation correspondence between myself and John Wander, Attorney at Law, (Vinson & Elkins, Dallas) who represents some of the Defendants (last week he told me he represented them all) please email me your fax number and to whom the fax is to be addressed. I will then fax the correspondence to you. There are about 8 pages.

John WorldPeace
The next governor of Texas
A real Texan for ALL Texans
No more corruption. No more Monicas.

January 23, 2002

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NO. 2002-03570

JOHN WORLDPEACE IN THE DISTRICT COURT
PLAINTIFF 

V. HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

Telemundo Communications Group Inc.
Telemundo San Antonio KVDA-TV
Dallas Morning News
Texas Cable News
Texas Monthly
WFAA TV Dallas
KERA TV Dallas
KERA FM Radio 90.1
A H Below Corporation
Scripps Howard
Tony Sanchez
Dan Morales
DEFENDANTS 333rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT

ORIGINAL PETITION

TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF THIS COURT.

COMES NOW, John WorldPeace, Attorney at Law, and files this Original Petition and would show the court the following.

I. DISCOVERY

Suit will be conducted under Rule 190.3 TRCP (Level 2)

II. PARTIES

John WorldPeace is and individual who resides in Harris County, Texas
Telemundo Communications Group Inc. is a corporation doing business in Texas.
Telemundo San Antonio KVDA-TV is a corporation doing business in Texas.
Dallas Morning News is a corporation doing business in Texas.
Texas Cable News is a corporation doing business in Texas.
Texas Monthly is a corporation doing business in Texas.
WFAA TV Dallas is a corporation doing business in Texas.
KERA TV Dallas is a corporation doing business in Texas.
KERA FM Radio 90.1 is a corporation doing business in Texas.
A H Below Corporation is a corporation doing business in Texas.
Tony Sanchez is an individual residing in Webb County, Texas.
Dan Morales is an individual residing in Bexar County, Texas.

III. FACTS

John WorldPeace is a White candidate for governor of the state of Texas. Tony Sanchez and Dan Morales are Hispanic candidates for governor of Texas. John WorldPeace declared his candidacy on January 1, 2001. Tony Sanchez declared his candidacy on Setpember 4, 2001. Dan Morales declared his candidacy on January 2, 2002.

Scripps Howard took polls in May 2001, September 2001 and December 2001. In the September poll WorldPeace polled 17% against Governor Perry's 53% and Sanchez polled 23% against Governor Perry's 53%. In December, Scripps Howard did not publish the numbers on WorldPeace but showed that Sanchez and Perry had both dropped 10% to 18% and 48%. That combined 10% drop went to WorldPeace but Scripps Howard said that the 10% had became undecided. There was no accounting for the White Akins votes. Akins quit the governor's race after the September poll. In addition, the total Hispanic vote went from 78% for Sanchez and Perry in September to 56% in December according to the two polls. No poll has ever been run on Morales. 

WorldPeace is not a token or minor candidate according to these polls.

Defendants have preparing to conduct debates which will include only the Hispanic candidates for governor. Some of the Defendants have emphasized their racial bias by conducting one of the debates in Spanish. 

The state of Texas through various governmental agencies regulates television broadcasting companies. 

IV. CAUSES OF ACTION

Conspiracy and Discrimination

Defendants have conspired to place the Hispanic gubernatorial candidates at the forefront of the Texas governor's race by promoting debates between the Hispanic gubernatorial candidates and barring the participation of the White gubernatorial candidates. Defendants are illegally discriminating between the gubernatorial candidates based on race. Said discrimination is a violation of the Texas Constitution.

V. DAMAGES

WorldPeace has been damaged in excess of the minimum jurisdiction of this court. As the acts of Defendants were committed with malice, WorldPeace sues for exemplary damages. 

PRAYER

WorldPeace prays that Defendants be served and answer and that WorldPeace have his day in court.

Respectfully submitted,





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John WorldPeace
2620 Fountainview, Suite 106
Houston, Texas 77057
Tel. 713-784-7618
Fax. 713-784-9063
TBA # 21872800
Attorney at Law, pro se

Filed 3:23 pm 
01-23-2002