Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bureaucratic STONEWALLING in Byron Cook's #TXLEGE District....

"You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another."
Leviticus 19:11

Hill County’s attorney is using procedural tactics to delay the release of public records related to vast irregularities uncovered in the March primary. A private investigation revealed that nearly 1,800 votes appear to have been illegally cast in the election.
With election officials unable to account for the discrepancy, the Secretary of State formally requested a criminal investigation by the Attorney General’s office. In the wake of the controversy, Hill County’s Election Administrator resigned.
Now, the county’s lawyer, David Holmes, is unnecessarily delaying open records requests submitted by Direct Action Texas (DAT).
DAT responded with the below flow chart, with a footnote that read:
“Following these simple steps will save taxpayers money and stop wasting everyone’s time. Plus remove the hard job of thinking away from County Attorney, Elections Administrator, or anyone else who might by overwhelmed by such a task.”

Read the whole thing here.


For more information, feel free to send the following open records request:


Open Records Request

I hereby request copies of any and all Applications for Ballot by Mail (ABBM) and Carrier Envelopes for the 2016 Primary Election held this past March 1st. 
This would include any and all ABBM’s submitted to Hill County Elections, including duplicates and rejected ABBM’s. 
I do understand that annuals and certain information, like email addresses if provided, may need to be redacted. 

By this email I hereby request that this information be promptly produced. Wherever possible please provide it in digital format, whether that be email, CD, or thumb drive. 

I appreciate your prompt attention to this request.


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