On Thanksgiving Day Gordon Boyd, former treasurer of the Charter review Commission, sent out an email addressed to “Dear Friends”. The email announced that “Tomorrow, Friday November 24 we will go to court to request an Order to impound all ballots and voting materials used in…the referendum for the city charter…” It is not clear who exactly is taking this action. Mr. Boyd only refers to his “colleagues” and regularly uses the indefinite term “we”.
In addition to the court action he writes that a FOIL for what are basically all documents associated with the election including copies of the ballots has been submitted to the Saratoga County Board of Elections.
The following is an excerpt from the letter:
“Tomorrow, Friday November 24, we will go to court to request an Order to impound all ballots and voting materials used in the General Election and referendum for the City Charter, and directing a review of the canvassing of ballots and the operations of the voting machines. If the court grants our motion, the Order will allow us to review every vote that was cast and to make sure that the counting has been accurate.”
There is a lot to chew on in what is a fairly long email and I will be posting a more detailed analysis tomorrow.