Here is a link to Friday’s Coeur d’Alene Press article headlined Affidavit: Many ballot irregularities. Please read the article carefully. Further in the post is my affidavit with exhibits filed with the District Court in the Coeur d’Alene election contest (CV-09-10010). After looking at both the article and my affidavit, here are some questions you may wish to consider asking of your elected state representatives and senators and your mayor and city council:
1. Who or what agency audits the performance of Idaho’s city and county clerks to ensure compliance with state and municipal election administration laws and policies?
2. What statutes define the discretion of the Secretary of State, city clerks, and county clerks to decide which of Idaho’s election administration statutes will be followed and which ones can be “bent” or broken?
3. When an elector signs his voter’s affidavit falsely or fails to sign the affidavit as required, was it the Idaho legislature’s intent that particular vote would be counted in the same manner as the vote cast by an elector who signed truthfully and completed the affidavit in the form prescribed? (Both the poll book at polling places and the absent elector’s ballot envelope are affidavits.)
4. Do Kootenai County Clerk Dan English’s statements in the article accurately reflect the intent of Idaho’s legislators who passed the state and municipal election administration laws? Do they accurately reflect the intent of present legislators, or should Idaho’s legislators closely examine and if necessary revise Idaho’s election administration laws?
The Press article refers to my affidavit filed with the District Court on July 9, 2010. It is a public record, so I’ve linked to it and its exhibits below. My sworn affidavit speaks for itself.
The affidavit specifically refers to two Idaho municipal election statutes: Idaho Code Section 50-446 and Idaho Code Section 50-447. Before looking at the exhibits, especially the photo exhibits B through F, please take a couple minutes to read both these Idaho code sections. Please note when and how the Idaho legislature used imperatives such as “shall” or “must” when it wrote and passed these laws.