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#1 Nov 8, 2011
Does anyone know how many absentee ballots were cast in this election?
Do they get counted after the polls close at 8 o'clock tonight or were they counted already?
#2 Nov 8, 2011
There were only 4 this time around. 6 less than 2 years ago.
#3 Nov 8, 2011
There were 13 at one poll so I think U have ur numbers wrong
#4 Nov 8, 2011
In total there were over 400 absentee ballots.
#5 Feb 11, 2013
fricken lies lies lies from everyone tonight concerning absentees. The US Attorney needs a copy of that tape.
#6 Feb 12, 2013
they have it.
#7 Feb 12, 2013
How about 750 ballots cast which affected the result of many candidates.
#8 Feb 12, 2013
Elections have not been held sacred in this city, which is sad.
I have no confidence in voting on March 5th and no confidence in this administration and the assistant city solicitor Rodrigues is a JOKE.
He claims as soon as the press release came out he contacted them via US Mail then he changed his story and said on the phone. Get your story straight Rodrigues. I (who is a nobody in this mess) contacted the US district attorneys office, got through on the 1st phone call and was told the city of Everett is being non – cooperative and not working with them. Lie # 1 from Rodrigues
Why is the city clerk taking all the heat for this? Where is the registrar of voters, this is her doing. Oh that right, she’s Carlo’s cousin, and does not want a conflict.
Just whom was Rodrigues referring to when he said some of the problems that were “exploited” by “some individuals. Exploit is a strong word and he needs to back up that statement. He sounds very angry and they should be angry at the injustice that was done to EVERY VOTER in this city under HIS WATCH.
Then he claims the problems that exist are at the state level. Baloney. Other cities and towns don’t have this problem because they don’t CHEAT and don’t have people in charge that allow it.
The voter roll proposed changes are baloney too. Everyone knows that will take years.
Here’s where Rodriges talks out of both sides of his mouth. He says developing a standardized time and allows each ballot to be challenged. How is that when just a few weeks ago him and Matarazzo want to keep the absentees confidential? Makes no sense. Lie number 2.
Galvin needs to oversee this election process and needs to be contacted immediately by many people making complaints and he will do it. Rodrigues is telling them he has it under control. Lie number 3
How can Matarazzo say he followed the process EXACTLT EXACTLY? How can he say that nothing that came in was UNUSUAL? He’s lost it.
It’s funny, he expects people to believe he called the secretary of state for everything and it was the SECRETARY OF STATE INVESTIGATION that caught this, certainly NOT Matarazzo. How can he say he followed everything to a T with the size of deception that was committed HERE under THEIR watch?
I personally know people that have voted absentee and it’s a piece of cake. Someone needs to see the absentees (or the ones that are not MISSING) and see that compliance has NOT been done. He goes through great pains to make sure everything goes smoothly but too bad it was a flop in TWO elections….that we know of! Which also disputes the comment that this is an isolated incident. Yea right.
Jason Marcus said they brought forth names but nothing has been done. I wonder if he knows something that Rodrigues is trying to hide. Lie number 4 Rodrigues??
Why is the mayor taking such offence to this? It makes one wonder…and his comment that “he believes the person (stat smith) was found guilty of doing “something” was outrageous! Stat admitted it! The mayor should be more outraged at the injustice that was done to every voter in this city. Why has Mayor DeMaria not said ONE WORD on this? I find that concerning.
DeMaria is claiming the changes are an injustice…. well what about the injustice to the VOTERS Mr MAYOR. Get your priories straight unless you are hiding something too!
#9 Feb 12, 2013
Now part of the criminal investigation is that Stat had 60 ballots delivered to each of his homes and Matarazzo says as many as they want can go to their homes????? Can you say…Contradiction.
Matarazzo claims if the registered voters did not live there that HE would be questioning WHY. Well it happened and over 120 absentees were mailed to Stat’s properties with NO RED FLAG. This city SUCKS and is full of liars. I hope Rodrigues gets disbarred when the AG sees the tape of the joint convention.
Another issue is someone can claim they did not vote absentee and can vote provisional and vote TWICE. Only in Everett and you cant throw out their absentee ballots is so after they vote provisional is absurd. Another thing Galvin’s office needs to look at besides overseeing this election.
#10 Feb 13, 2013
All great points and I agree. I've said it over and over the entire system needs an overhaul with absentee ballot REFORM starting at the state level. The people of Everett deserve to hear from Mayor DeMaria himself on this not his lackeys. I also question why this fraud is not important to him enough to address the voters personally. It's time for him to give the mid term speech and stop dragging his feet. It has always been in front of the BOA &CC so please have him stop playing politics on an election year. Trying to buy votes by giving seniors a free lunch and screw the working people. I know someone who is seriously planning a run for mayor and their response has been in the thousands. You will be very surprised at the change people need and want. Plain & simple - Absentee ballots are easy to cast and open to fraud.
#11 Feb 13, 2013
GOVERMENT OFFICIALS: Two excellent posts - yes every honest voter in this city should be outraged (I know I am) at what has taken place in at least TWO city elections. Why people ever voted for Stat or his daughters is beyond me !!! They were just there to get the city benefit of paid health insurance, nothing more. Never once did either of them say anything except, "I second that." I don't believe they even paid attention to know what they were 'seconding.' Both too busy with their cellphones with their heads down looking at their phones !!!
I also believe that Stat didn't do all this by himself - he had some type of inside help - from where I don't know but I hope it is all revealed by Sec. Galvin and soon....
It amazes me that no red flags were raised when all these absentee ballots were requested and returned by SS !!!! It made no sense then. But no one was willing to step up to the plate and say something....
City Hall needs a good cleaning out, from top to lower level !!!
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