Steve Harsman

William Pace should be on the ballot. The BOE should be investigated.

Normally, the Board of Elections (the actual board of 2 Dems and 2 Republicans) meets at 11 am on a Tuesday, in a public meeting to hear the presentation of facts from the BOE- the patronage job people in charge of elections, on which petitions are acceptable, and which aren’t. Somehow, they chose to meet Read More

Montgomery County Board of Elections director Betty Smith to step down

Sources have informed esrati.com that Director Betty Smith (R) will be stepping down at the Montgomery County Board of Elections for health reasons. Smith just recently switched positions with Steve Harsman (D) for the director. Both are paid the same and the seat rotates from D to R on a regular schedule. It will be Read More

How to start the BOE investigation

The forms in question in the latest Montgomery County Board of Elections screw-up are missing according to Steve Harsman- so the people at the Board of Elections can’t defend themselves? Really? The problem is, the form, a “post election ballot inventory” is just a worksheet county officials use to verify used and unused ballots – Read More

BOE pointing fingers and contradicting themselves

The latest salvo in the Montgomery County Board of Elections mayhem is that the directors can’t defend themselves because the evidence of their incompetence is missing. Sort of like the class slacker saying “it’s not my fault because the dog ate my homework.” Read on from a story that was on the DDN homepage but Read More

Montgomery County Board of elections admits 20% fail rate

Blaming the whistle blower isn’t the first step to proving innocence, asking to be investigated by an impartial commission is. This is lost on both the Montgomery County Board of Elections– and apparently the people who were mailed a 9-page letter yesterday alleging that the 2006 general election had some problems. Montgomery County elections officials Read More

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