Per our observer,
Yesterday June 12, 2018 he asked staff what was in the vault. The response surprised him and might you also. Ballots for the Super Wealthy, San Mateo County Sheriff Office Deputies who are undercover, Witness Protection & Celebrity status was the answer.
You may recall in 2013 uncounted ballots were discovered in a vault at SMC elections office.
Mark Church has never notified the public of how many ballots his office received as of June 5, 6, 7, & 8. He only published votes tallied. This is not the way to give the residents confidence in the system. On June 5, 2018 at 8:05 PM he published the votes that he had been receiving since May 7, 2018. Mr. Church should have published how many ballots he had received as of June 5 that would establish the base, and every hour after that publish the additional ballots received. That would help with public trust.
As it turns out on June 6, 2018 Mr. Church tells an advertising business SMDJ that 70,496 ballots remain to be counted. That same day he tells a blogger Mark Simon that there are 45,000-50,000 ballots remain to be counted. Mr. Church could have avoided this by publishing this information on the County’s website. Mr. Church refused to respond to my e-mail regarding this very subject.
Yesterdays update added 21,235 ballots counted, that translates to 4,371 counted per day, based on that performance it will take 9 more days to count the remaining ballots of 40,000 if that is the real number, who knows? Mr. Church is not telling the public.
“The problem with taking so much time to announce results is it creates an impression of a botched election.” Brent Turner
Note: Write-In Candidates results will be published June 20, 2018 there is no mention of them at all on the County’s website.
By Michael G. Stogner