Fraser rec center election opponent alleges improprieties
February 29, 2008
To the Editor:
Cindy Flores states that no laws were broken in the rec center bond election. This is absolutely not true. The judges ruling states, ” As a general rule an election will not be annulled even if certain provisions of the law regarding elections have not been followed in the absence of fraud.” It also stated that we could not prove that these “irregularities” would have changed the outcome of the election.
If the lawsuit had been allowed to be heard in court, we believe we would have been able to prove both fraud and a change in the outcome of the election. A prominent local real estate office was accepting ballots and delivering them to the county clerk’s office. We have proof that the ballots were accepted by that office. This is more than an irregularity. This is vote tampering.
We were also prepared to subpoena the woman who was delivering these ballots. The fact that they were accepted and counted by the clerks office is a matter of public record. We were never given an opportunity to present this evidence.
To say that I am disappointed and disillusioned by the court system is an understatement. But more than that I am outraged by the arrogance, greed and fiscal irresponsibility shown by the rec board when they make comments about spending the premiums and the interest of the bond money on anything other than the repayment of the bond principal. I have little sympathy for the rec center’s $10,000 attorneys’ fees. How about the almost $20,000,000 it’s going to cost each and every person in East Grand County, in the form of goods, services, rent and jobs?