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Thursday, March 8, 2012


For those hoping to be able to see democracy in action (and I'm being sarcastic) the City hall steps sideshow scheduled for 5:30PM today by Hartford's Republican Registrar Sal bramante has been cancelled.

According to a quote by Republican Michael Fryar from that the registrar and the City Council had resolved the issue. Apparently though that is also not correct. There have apparently been no meetings between Bramante and the City Council. One source familiar with the situation told me "there have been nodeals reached. The only thing is that Sal has been told to deal with the finances" and the funding already approved by the Council.

The other part of the story is that apparently many other Registrars of Voters from throughout Connecticut had bought into Bramante's story and had agreed to stand by Bramante at the press conference. Once I posted the documents and the facts yesterday, apparently members of "ROVAC" an association of Registrars of Voters in Connecticut, mailed the links to my story and the documents. That caused many of the Registrars to reconsider their support for Bramante's actions when they actually saw the factual documents.

Calls to ROVAC representatives for comment have not been returned at this time.

Tor read the story, click here


peter brush said...

Democratic Registrar Olga Vazquez on Friday confirmed Bramante's concerns, estimating that she spent about $98,000 for the election.

"They asked me if I could do it with $67,000 and I said, 'No, I don't think so,'" Vazquez said, adding that she hired the number of people and spent the money she felt was necessary to conduct a fair election.

peter brush said...

It seems to me that some sort of explanation would be in order. You called Sal Bramante "incompetent," said he "spewed nonsense," and that the Republican Party benefited from his "lying and untruths." Attorney Wooden opined that Mr. Bramante was being "wasteful, unresponsive and combative." There is no evidence for these assertions. Rather, the character of their authors is by them called into question.
But now that you mention it, I don't understand how any taxpaying citizen of the Nutmeg Capital benefits from the $100g Democratic Town Committee election.

peter brush said...

The clock's running out on Detroit. City leaders are up against a $200 million deficit driven by exploding labor costs and may not be able to pay the bills come May. The state of Michigan has just swept in with a deux ex machina. Trouble is, city pols don't like the strings attached.

Governor Rick Snyder is offering Detroit a "consent agreement," which includes $100 million of state-backed bonds that would tide the city over until labor agreements can be restructured. The catch: Labor agreements will have to be restructured. The compact between the state and the city would turn over financial decision-making to a nine-member financial advisory board of state and city appointees who would have the authority to amend labor contracts.

Joe Schmoe said...

Sal looks like he should be on the Super Mario video game