When all else fails, there’s always the reliable mail fraud statute, right? Mary-Jane Foster supporter Bob “Troll” Walsh has been sharpening his teeth in state and federal election complaints. His latest on Friday, directed to the United States Postmaster General, argues political operatives are playing games with absentee ballots in violation of federal law.
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September 11th, 2015 · 27 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
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September 9th, 2015 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Mayor Bill Finch’s Campaign Manager Maryli Secrest has filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission and Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State regarding “the disenfranchise of electors who have requested an absentee ballot and will be prevented from voting by this process.”
September 4th, 2015 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events
UPDATE: Roughly 900 absentee ballot applications were dropped off at Town Clerk’s Office Friday. In an interview with Channel 8, Democratic candidate for mayor Mary-Jane Foster says her primary opponents Bill Finch and Joe Ganim “are two career politicians who are cut out of the same cloth, they’re one in the same.”
September 3rd, 2015 · 12 Comments · City Politics, Education, News and Events
If you receive an absentee ballot and did not request one, Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster wants you to contact state elections officials. In a letter to Democratic electors who could vote by absentee ballot Foster asks for their vote if they receive a requested ballot. Foster’s letter closes with a P.S. “Do not let […]
August 31st, 2015 · 7 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
With copies to state and federal law enforcement officials, Bob “Troll” Walsh, a backer of Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, has filed a complaint with the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission claiming “once again we are seeing the telltale signs of an organized absentee ballot operation aimed at soliciting applications and ballots that do not […]
July 13th, 2015 · 23 Comments · City Politics, News and Events
UPDATE: Her report is up now, here. If you ask short-handed staff in the Town Clerk’s Office to make copies of campaign finance reports of the candidates for mayor, it will cost you more than $500. Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster says she will post her report on her campaign website “for the whole world […]
April 4th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events
Former City Councilman Tom White provides insight into conflicts that arise with city employees serving on the budget and legislative body. He had served as council staff support but, as he writes, “I stuck my neck out and did what I thought was right by expressing concerns which may be labeled as misappropriation of funds.” […]
March 13th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
How deep do tentacles run to kill a government reform bill? That’s what former City Councilman Bob “Troll” Walsh wants to know in a freedom of information request to City Attorney Mark Anastasi whose dubious legal opinion allows city employees to serve on the City Council in defiance of the voter-approved City Charter.