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Clerk: Everett case sheds light on absentee voting issues

There are 30 comments on the Boston Herald story from Oct 4, 2010, titled Clerk: Everett case sheds light on absentee voting issues. In it, Boston Herald reports that:

After narrowly losing his bid to unseat Sen. Sal DiDomenico of Cambridge in the Democratic primary, Tim Flaherty raised the specter of voting irregularities in the city of Everett where 744 absentee ballots were cast.

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stan

Malden, MA

#21 Oct 7, 2010
stans a p_ssy wrote:
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YOUR A PXSSY hahaha loser
same stuff.bore

Since: Nov 08

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#22 Oct 7, 2010
Syd Barrett wrote:
Why would I say that? Because that's the way it's being reported by the press. No mention of Mr. Hanlon other than he lost. Am I really talking bad about him and tash talk? I don't think so, so stop exaggerating. If it was me who lost to cheaters after spending $30K of my own money I'd make sure I was the lead sled dog and not following Flaherty.
I think there is something rotten here just like you. I feel Mr. Hanlon needs to step it up and show some real leadership in this issue.
Especially since he's the former City Clerk and should know the process like the back of his hand.
Im glad to hear that you get it. Hes just as much in the lead as Tim Flaherty on it and had been cooperating with the investigators. Everyone knows it will not change the outcome but lets make sure this never happens again. As Im sure you are aware, certain papers will take that opportunity to twist what ever he says (Leader Herald being the main one.aka Bobby Jordan) We did not have these kind of absentee antics when he was city clerk. Wayne Matewsky started it, Millie Cardello was questionable the last race and Stat followed the lead. Im torn about Sal. I want to hope that he did not, but time will tell on that one.
stans a p_ssy

Detroit, MI

#23 Oct 7, 2010
stan wrote:
<quoted text>same stuff.bore
and once again "real stan" your a PXSSY. hahahaha
FBI

Everett, MA

#24 Oct 7, 2010
Really getting old.
Jared

Everett, MA

#25 Oct 7, 2010
This is one time I agree with the mayor. The clerks position should not be a lifetime position and perhaps can be changed in the charter. Either that or the Alderman better grow a set and call him to the carpet on this. The clerk works for the Alderman and only they have the right to question this and they should! It's important enough. He is too lackadaisical and just wants to be everybody's friend. If your friends want to cheat, and put you in the middle of their questionable activities, then they are no friend!
Syd Barrett

Laurel, MD

#26 Oct 8, 2010
CITY WIDE wrote:
<quoted text>THE city clerk's job, should not be a life time job,it is a joke, let the citizens vote for the city clerk, let the clerk run and get elected to the job.same old political given job!!!!!!!!!! EVERETT IS A MESS AT THIS POINT, EVERETT IS A 3.5 MILE, CITY, HOW MANY ABSENTEE'S ARE THERE, CITY CLERK NEEDS TO WAKE UP, NOT JUST B.S. EVERYBODY??????????
I couldn't disagree with you more. How could a City Clerk who would have to run for election and voted by the people be unbiased as him/her handled and oversaw the election?

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#27 Oct 8, 2010
Syd Barrett wrote:
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I couldn't disagree with you more. How could a City Clerk who would have to run for election and voted by the people be unbiased as him/her handled and oversaw the election?
Whether a clerk gets appointed by the mayor or gets voted in, isn't there still a chance of bias? How can we guarantee that a clerk isn't biased? The "honor system?"

Since: Nov 08

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#28 Oct 8, 2010
I like the clerk, I really do, but this is not a personal issue. The issue is we never had these absentee ballot antics before he became the clerk. So now, its an eye opener for change. We need change and not someone that has become so complacent and feels they are untouchable. Should not be a lifetime position or appointed by any mayor. The clerk should have a contract and answer to the alderman. Every 2-4 years, someone else should be able to apply for the position and that too should be up to the alderman to decide.
Syd Barrett

Laurel, MD

#29 Oct 8, 2010
snakepit wrote:
<quoted text> Whether a clerk gets appointed by the mayor or gets voted in, isn't there still a chance of bias? How can we guarantee that a clerk isn't biased? The "honor system?"
From my perspective, if the Clerk was elected by the public, at election time his priority would be getting elected as opposed to overseeing the election. It's just human nature.
Breaking news

Boston, MA

#30 Oct 8, 2010
Their was a secret recount that nobody knew about. City Clerk Marty Matarazzo Finally admitted that he threw out over 72,897 absentee ballots for Stat Smith, Stating that he did not feel like counting them. You GO Marty.

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