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Sep 9, 2008

Seriously, WTF?

Election Shenanigans get the observer arrested. The story is at Bradblog.

Pima County (Tucson), Arizona Election Integrity advocate and expert John Brakey was arrested last night while performing his job as an election supervisor, on behalf of both the Democratic and Libertarian parties, during a post-election hand-count audit of ballots.

Brakey becomes the latest in a growing string of EI advocates to be arrested and/or barred from observing (Brakey was lucky enough to merit both "honors" apparently) while attempting to assure accuracy, fairness, and transparency in voting and in the reporting of election results on behalf of citizens.

The problem erupted after Brakey had noticed a number of ballot bags being counted in the post-election audit were missing their proper security seals. He began to ask questions about those bags, which eventually led to his arrest at the demand of Pima County's Brad "Election Director Gone Wild" Nelson, a man with whom Brakey has had a number of unfortunate (for Nelson) run-ins over the years.
Damn.

4 comments:

ellroon said...

Whoa! Off to read the link. Nice catch, SC!

DCup said...

I heard Brad filling in for Randi Rhodes. He suggested voting absentee so you have a record of your vote. I think I'm going to do that.

pissed in NYC said...

One good thing: the Ohio Secretary of State is a democrat this time around.

dguzman said...

Shit.

PiNY-true, so I wonder which state they'll steal this time around.