Following November’s midterm election, the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee produced a 12 page report of “irregularities” at the polls from first-hand witnesses. Some of the reports conclusions were:

  • Some Polling places were not fully staffed
  • Many polling places ran out of paper ballots and despite numerous assurances by Board of Election staff , they did not receive paper ballots until late in the day or never
  • Many polling places ran out of paper tapes for Touchscreen devices and were reduced to one or two working machines towards the end of the day or during heaviest voting period
  • Mrs Rita Day-Heard, Democratic Director of Board of Election had assured prior to the election that 15% of paper ballots would be sufficient and in any event additional ballots would be printed and made available if required. Paper ballots could not be delivered throughout the day since the paper had to be flown in from Kansas by charter plane.

According STLToday.com:

Former State Sen. Rita Days has been removed from her post as director of the St. Louis County Board of Elections.

The Board of Election Commissioners – which ousted Days in a unanimous vote Tuesday afternoon – tapped Eric Fey to oversee voting in the state’s most populous county.

The Missouri State Governor selects 4 people to serve on the commission, 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans. Rita Heard Days was the director earning $118,00 annually.

While the last election was, as outlined, a major debacle, Senator  Maria Chappelle-Nadal kept the Ferguson theme going by stating: ” I am obviously dismayed. This is another example of how the institution of prejudice and bias is failing a community that needs to be heard and needs to be treated equally,” The firing of Ms. Days is being blamed on the Stenger administration. Click here for complete article from STLToday.com.

Thanks to Frieda Keough for compiling the post election report!

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