Herring and geese | Crusher | San Luis Obispo
Conspiracy theories have finally completed their takeover of a San Luis Obispo County supervisor: Debbie “Water banks and voter fraud are real” Arnoldthe 5th Districtis very clean preservative super MAGA! She was the only elected Board of Supervisors who voted against the approval of the results of the June 7 primary elections.
“For me, and call it a protest vote, I’m not going to support this today,” she said at the July 19 board meeting. “I don’t support the changes to our electoral process, and I think they’ve created so many vulnerabilities that the public is losing faith in our electoral process.”
Pulling a page straight from the peekaboo-banana playbook, Arnold worries about mail-in ballots, ballot tabulation and ballot boxes, all of which have been around for years.
“I still have unresolved concerns about the accuracy of the ballot counting,” she said.
I have some unresolved concerns about her ability to lead the county with a clear head because she is clouded by the thoughts of the few who have her ear rather than the many.
His concerns about “the public” seem to extend only to his fellow conspiracy dealers, who now have a political action committee backed by the Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County (RPSLO). The San Luis Obispo County Citizen Action Team documents filed with the county Office of the Registrar-Archivist July 14 and listed Darcia Stebbenswho filed the recount request for District 4 race; Laura Mourdant, an aggressively tight RPSLO member on the right; and Richard Pattonwho has been outspoken about his views on voter fraud since passing his redistricting card last year.
“We have a group of concerned citizens who are spending their own money to do a partial audit, and uh, from talking to them or what they’ve expressed to me, it’s not to change the election results, but to restore confidence in the election process,” Arnold said. “I once again appreciate these citizens who give of their time and money.
Obviously, they’re not going to spend their own money or there wouldn’t be a whole new PAC with Stebbins’ name on the treasurer’s line. But at least someone said what everyone was thinking! Stebbins has called for a recount which they say will not change the election results. So what exactly do they hope to achieve?
Archivist Clerk Elaina Cano Told new times that the recount request Stebbins submitted to the county included requests that lead Cano to believe “she’s looking for something in the system that I don’t believe she’s going to find.”
On July 19, Stebbins deposited the first payment of many in this recount effort. She must pay by cashier’s check, money order or cash every day. And Cano thinks it will cost over $100,000 and take at least 36 days. Who’s got that kind of money just lying around?
RPSLO hopes you will! After all, they are pro “family, faith, freedom” and “100% pro American” – oops, I think they forgot to put “pro autocracy” in their slogan. RPSLO published a call for donations for this new PAC on its Facebook page: “A small but powerful group of citizens defends truth and transparency, will you be on their side?”
They want to purge county voter rolls, require photo ID, vote on election day only, “smaller precinct consolidation” (I have no idea what that means) and count ballots electoral districts only on election night.
You don’t feel good about it?
If you do, pay, bitches! This recount will cost at least $3,000 a day. You better open that wallet and write a check to Stebbins, not PAC. She’s the one who has to pay the piper. And I think writing “anti-democracy” on the memo line should be enough.
I want my flag back. And can we also resume “pro American?” To taste conservatives like those who populate the members of the RPSLO do not deserve it.
This mistrust and alleged vulnerabilities that “the public” apparently worries about are driven by elected officials like Arnold, abusing a taxpayer-funded platform she sits on to spread false information.
Cano has 100% confidence in the electoral process.
“Make sure you’re getting your information from the right source,” Cano said. “It’s when others try to contribute their own opinion on how things are going, I think that’s where the confusion and mistrust…” — I’ll finish this thought for her: c is where both begin and end.
With people like Arnold worrying about things she obviously doesn’t understand, like “modem chips”, “choice of rank”, and Dominion’s access to ballot counting machines. Arnold, who doesn’t believe the answers she receives directly from the county election source.
The Office of the Clerk-Archivist should be preoccupied with preparing for the November election, when more than 100 local offices will be on the ballot. Instead, staffers chase a red herring. Even if the disciples of the RPSLO will foot the bill – with CalCoast “News” encourage them, spread voter fraud conspiracies and benefit financially from the process as RPSLO pushes the CalCoast blog on its website: “Help make CalCoast number 1 for fair and balanced local news” – county staff will always pass his time on the tell while non-believers complaining of a lack of transparency watch them. Δ
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