July 9, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Audit AZ and William Risner, Esq.
Where: Valdez Main Library Downtown
Downstairs meeting room
When: July 9, 2008,
Time: 1:30 pm promptly
Bill Risner, Esq.
EVIDENCE OF RTA ELECTION TAMPERING TO BE DESTROYED BY PIMA COUNTY
SWORN TESTIMONY OF CONFESSION OF TAMPERING
New information about the planned destruction of the actual paper ballots from the RTA (Regional Transportation Authority) and tax increase election has come to light this week. These ballots are scheduled for destruction by Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford unless immediate action is taken by Attorney General Terry Goddard’s office to preserve this important evidence.
Up to this point, the so-called investigation by AG Goddard’s office has been generally described by that body of election integrity groups as “a sham.” More than a few irregularities, included an untrue claim that Tucson’s election reform community had approved the Attorney General’s Office’s decision to deny a hand count of the ballots from the RTA election.
BREAKING NEWS: Further evidence of tampering with the RTA results has been exposed by a former county employee. He will testify, under oath, that Bryan Crane, election computer operator, feared discovery of the fact that he, at the direction of Elections Director Brad Nelson, had tampered with the data from the RTA election, materially “fixing” the election to approve rather than reject the RTA.
AUDIT AZ on behalf of the public and election integrity activists demands a complete RE-investigation of the RTA Election by AG Terry Goddard’s office, including these steps:
1. To preserve the actual ballots
2. To do a full hand count of all the ballots, with witnesses.
3. Determine whether there are criminal acts to be prosecuted.
Tucson, AZ 85706
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