The following e-mails were generated over my concern regarding the handling of our votes here in Washington State. We vote by mail in this state and there have been times in previous elections where suspicion arose because of the manner in which the winners of races were announced. I have always been concerned about the timely counting of all the votes, prior to winners being announced. As this state is controlled by the left, who mainly live in the big cities such as Seattle, we here in Clark County, as other counties, our votes are marginalized by the more densely populated liberal bastions throughout the state. Mainly up and down the I-5 corridor. I decided to contact our State Secretary of State, Sam Reed. Sam Reed, who thankfully, is a Republican, is someone whom I can trust. As you can see, his office jumped on this quickly and the conversation unfolded thusly;
To Sam Reed;
My name is Sam L. and I am a registered voter in Clark county. I
would like to know if you could tell me how I could go about verifying
that my ballot, as well as my wife’s was received and accounted for this
last general election on Nov 2, 2010?
Any information you could give me as to how to go about this would be
This was forwarded to the Clark County Board of Elections by the SOS Office;
Good morning Clark County Elections Staff,
I am forwarding to you an email from Clark County voter Sam L.
Thank you, in advance, for responding to Mr. Lynn’s ballot verification question.
Best wishes to you,
Office of the Secretary of State
E-mail from the Clark County Board of Elections;
Subject: Ballot accountability
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:56:09 -0800
Both your wife and yourself ballots have arrived and counted in Clark
County. Please email or call if you have questions.
Thank you for the information, however, your reply to my query is incomplete and rather terse. For one thing, I never mentioned who my wife is. What records have you researched to determine who my wife is? I also wish to know the methods you used to verify my vote as well as my wife’s, even though you don’t have her name as I never mentioned it in my original message to the Washington Secretary of State? Also, when were these votes counted?
As you can see, I cc’s the SOS on this message because I feel there may be something going on here he may want to look into.
E-mail back from the Clark County Board of Elections;
Thank you for the email. I’m sorry you didn’t find the response complete. I can assure you there is nothing going on that is out of the normal.
In your original email you provided your name and address. We are able to look up the voter registration records in our registration system by name, as well as by address. Even though you didn’t provide your wife’s name, we looked up the address and found that only you and xxxxx are registered voters at that address. We may have presumed that xxxxx was your wife and therefore provided you with the information that you and you’re wife’s ballots were received October 25, 2010 and subsequently counted.
My apologies if you found the original response terse, that certainly wasn’t the intent. Susan Hopper is a very considerate employee and is responsible for responding to all the email inquiries that we receive and takes her duties very seriously.
If I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know. I hope I have adequately addressed your concerns.
Assistant Election Supervisor
As you can see, the SOS Office and the Clark County Board of Elections Office handled this inquiry satisfactorily after a fuller response was received. Unlike the Obama Administration, this entire interaction was posted here In Toto. The only information omitted is personal information simply because there are people out there one must protect themselves from.