Will the real Jeff Smith please stand up?

Posted: November 20, 2010 in 2010 Elections, Clay County Auditor
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Ah, yes, yet more news in the William (Bill) James Norris saga. You may recall, that I broke a story just before the election that raised some strange questions about a Jeff Smith that was on Twitter supporting Mr. Norris’ candidacy for Clay County Auditor. Chris Till of the Northland Young Republicans took it upon himself to contact Mr. Smith about some of his comments on his Twitter feed. I can’t blame the guy, because the comments were really kind of rude. “Mr. Smith” responded to Mr. Till, it appears that the man doesn’t have a clue what Mr. Till was talking about. Strange?

The really interesting thing about all this, is that “Mr. Smith’s” profile logo has changed to the Chiefs and he keeps tweeting about random stuff. Now, William James Norris Twitter profile no longer exists and when you access it, Twitter puts up a warning about it being suspended. Of course, guess who “Mr. Smith” follows….me. Ah, probably a coincidence.

The email communication is below, emails have been edited out.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Jeff Smith <>
Date: Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: You’re twitter account
To: Christopher Till <>

Dude I don’t have a clue what your talking about.

Jeff Smith


On Nov 16, 2010, at 12:52 PM, “Christopher Till”<> wrote:

Mr. Smith,
My name is Christopher Till.  I am from Excelsior Springs, MO and I am wanting some answers so if you could clarify and clear up some of the muddy waters for me, that’d be great.
I believe that my character has been degraded by stuff that, under your name and picture, on twitter were just plain lies.  One even claiming that I was on Government Assistance.  I have been on VA Compensation for my war wounds in Iraq.  But to just plain out slander someone is horrible.
I also don’t believe it was you who put this information out.  I believe it was a newly elected county auditor in Missouri who was slandering the current auditor and myself and anyone who opposed him.  From your professional profile, I suspect that you are very professional and that you wouldn’t do anything of this nature.
Listen, the questions I have are simple:
1.)  Is this your twitter profile?
2.)  Do you know a William James Norris of Liberty, MO?
3.)  If you do know Mr. Norris, do you approve of him using your picture to defame your character?
I don’t want to get anyone in trouble, but, stuff like this has to stop.  I am currently reviewing all legal actions to pursue and I will hold anyone accountable for these actions.  Here is a link that should provide you with some help.
This has a page in which we found your picture and upon finding out that it was your picture, it was immediately changed.  I will be willing to cooperate with you regarding anything and am not asking for anything.  Just trying to get answers.  Thank you so much for your time.
Best Regards,
Christopher Till


  1. Chris Till says:

    The funny thing is, I also tried to contact Mr. Smith via the phone number provided in his email signature. The guy is for real, he’s not a made up person. If this guy doesn’t know what’s going on, then Bill Norris slandered him by using his name to slander other people.

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