:Dear Election Administrators,
I wrote last week to inform you that we have scheduled the post-election audit for Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. in our Capitol office. Unfortunately, we just discovered that due to a technological glitch, many of you did not receive that message. I apologize for that.
Some of you may have heard that one of the candidates from the 5th Assembly District (including parts of Hartford and Windsor) has filed a complaint in Superior Court regarding the results of that district's Democratic primary. Below is a link to an article from the Hartford Courant about the case, and attached is a copy of the complaint and summons.
If you are unable to open the attachment, please contact my assistant, Tina, at email@example.com
James F. Spallone
Well, apparently Hartford's Democratic Registrar Olga Vazquez was not happy that her incompetence was once again being highlighted to her peers and she took offense to the e-mail. Vazquez's reply to Spallone is below :
Please, explain; what is the OBJECTIVE to your email addressed to all Election Officials in reference to McGee lawsuit. I can clearly see
Your objective and explaining due to a technological glitch I get, but I do not get it when you forward such email to all Election Administrators and only reference McGee vs. Vazquez.
I do not agree with your objective however; I also believe that because I am not the only Registrar named in this Summons.
I do not agree that the two matters should have not been combined.
Olga Iris Vazquez,
Democratic Election Administrator/Registrar of Voters
Olga, this is what is known in the real world as transparency. If the e-mail keeps another city or town from having to incur the legal expenses that your incompetence will cost the taxpayers of Hartford, I strongly approve of Mr. Spallone's actions. And I think the reason he only mentioned McGee vs Vazquez is because no other district is being sued for losing ballots the Hartford/Windosr lawsuit is uinique to this primary cycle. The Bridgeport people must have taken some training for this election to keep themselves out of the news. Maybe Hartford should try that.