I have been hearing a rumor that City Councilor Sue Aguilar, representative from the Southeast District, was delivering election ballots and picking up ballots from polling places during Tuesday's school board/city council and charter revision election.
I don't normally buy into rumors because they are just that, rumors. However, I have heard this on numerous occasions since Tuesday's election and today it comes from a good enough source that it bears outing. It is clear that there were problems with the election Tuesday when polling places ran out of ballots and ballots needed to be transported from other locations.
A sitting city council member has no business being involved in the election process, whatsoever. It is highly irregular and begs the question why these ballots were outside an election officer's official custody.
Who was actually in charge of this election process? We know that there were three fingers in the recent election pie - Auditor Bob Litz, City Clerk Lorie Hogstad and School District representative Bev Chase. In past elections, these official election officers hire election workers to do specific tasks.
It will be interesting to see what the legal ramifications are, who will investigate this matter and what effect this may have on the election. ARGUS LEADER, show us your investigative prowess and get on this story. I know for a fact, you know about this as well. My non-city employee source says City Hall is already talking about it.