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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Letter to SOS Jaeger - Please Help Foster County!
Post by Auditor Risovi to a web site where she is Moderator
Dear Mr. Jaeger,
I'm wondering if you are keeping up with the extraordinary
performance of the auditor of Foster County, Teresa Risovi.
I'm curious to know if you have seen the above post from the web
site that Auditor Risovi moderates: CarringtonTruth.com.
Auditor Risovi used to tell the Foster County community that she
spoke to you personally on practically a daily basis. However, after Doug
Zink called you to challenge her
pronouncement and found out that she had not spoken to you (at a time when she
said she had), she changed her pronouncements to "the SOS office."
Has sheeverspoken to you
personally? And, do you continually tell her what a great job she is
doing, as she continually tells us?
If one goes by the North Dakota Century code, Auditor Risovi
committed three misdemeanors and one felony during the Primary election -
regarding her mismanagement of the absentee ballots. It has yet to be
explained how two absentee ballots got into the ballot box, ballots without
applications for absentee voting so signatures could be compared, ballots of
voters who were not even listed in the official absentee poll book. The
Election Board rejected those two ballots, but Auditor Risovi convinced the
Canvassing Board to accept the two ballots, due to the voters'
"intent." Did the BCI ever ask the two voters how their ballots
got into the ballot box? Is there a public record of the BCI's
investigation of this issue? If so, I would like to have a copy.
Do you know that during the Primary, the absentee votes were not
protected and were taken from building to building across town without proper
sealing and any kind of protection from tampering - other than Auditor Risovi's
word that she did everything properly. Marlene Boyer, a well-respected
member of Foster County who has been on the Foster County Election Board for
many years, will tell you a different story - as she witnessed Ms. Risovi's
actions that night. It's interesting that Auditor Risovi did not invite
Mrs. Boyer to be on the Election Board for the November election - a fact that
many community members are concerned about because of the trust they have in
Mrs. Boyer and the lack of trust that they have in Ms. Risovi.
I've been told that
several people have notified you of the extreme election problems that are
taking place in Foster County and that you prefer to stay away from our
concerns about the auditor. One community member is circulating a
petition, asking for your help with the November 10 election - hoping that you
will send someone here to oversee the absentee and regular vote counting.
Many of us are hoping that you will do this.
the Auditor refuse to let news media set up a camera inside the polling place?
news media film the counting of the absentee ballots and the actual vote count?
I look forward to a
response to my concerns and answers to my questions. Thank you for your
time and consideration of these matters.
Judith Lee Helton
Owner: CarringtonNews.com Carrington, Foster County, ND