-Aspen's historic May 5, 2009 IRV election audited as single ballots- 5/5/09 Aspen CO held an instant runoff election (IRV) for mayor and 2 council members. Interpreted contents of each ballot, scanned by True Ballot, were publicly released. Open records requests for a CD of image scans were denied. Aspen has been sued to protect records from destruction and to allow inspection of the scanned ballot files. A Court of Appeals ruling holds that unidentifiable ballots are public records.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Update on DA Investigation--KAJX June 1, 2010

Aspen Public Radio reports on the District Attorney's investigation of Aspen's May election irregularities.

http://www.aspenpublicradio.org/news_archive_detail.php?story=688

 Marilyn Marks' comment: Although the City does not have a copy of the complaint, Mr. Springer,  claims that the complaint has "no merit," -- presumably without reading it.  He also claims that the there were "no violations of any election laws."  If it is not a violation of election law to leave the keys on/in the ballot box, I can't imagine what would be a violation.  That is one example of many--like failing to use certified software.
Interestingly he claims that it is the "most open, honest, well-run election" in Colorado. Surely many jurisdictions will take issue with that!

1 comment:

Mike LaBonte said...

This is about a DA investigation of Aspen officials. The DA of course will say nothing at this point, but this story gives an outlet for the city, through an attorney obviously acting as a PR agent, to make baseless claims regarding charges that have yet to be filed.

The KAJX report is literally a "he said, she said" story. It is understood that many radio news segments have short time limits. But to let the attorney make ridiculous statements unchecked is irresponsible.

Yes, there will no doubt be similarity between the issues raised by Marilyn Marks since early last year, and the DA's current investigation. Marilyn has put a lot of time into it over the past year or so, but it's a bit late to be asking for her comments. This belongs to the DA now.