Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cuccinelli announces initial investigative meeting concerning the 2010 Montgomery County election

Montgomery County Electoral Board via @VirginiaSBE twitpic

On the last day (January 31) of the previously appointed Virginia State Board of Elections then Chair Jean Cunningham said that “a full-fledged investigation by the Attorney General’s office is what would make me feel comfortable.”

The Vice-Chair Harold Pyon agreed that it was a legal matter.

Secretary Nancy Rodrigues said, “this is an action we don’t take lightly.” The board then voted unanimously to have the AGO conduct a full investigation.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s press release today:

RICHMOND (March 17, 2011) — The Office of the Attorney General will hold a fact-finding meeting in Christiansburg on March 29, 2011, concerning procedures employed during the 2010 general election in Montgomery County when election officers were unable to use electronic poll books at certain polling places. The State Board of Elections unanimously requested the attorney general to investigate the election pursuant to Va. Code § 24.2-104. The meeting will take place at the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073, and the Office of the Attorney General will subsequently report back to the State Board of Elections as required by law. Additional meetings could be held if deemed necessary.

The meeting is not open to the public. Anyone who wishes to present relevant information at the meeting may contact Senior Assistant Attorney General Joshua N. Lief at (804) 786-3344 or jlief@oag.state.va.us.

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Posted By Valerie Garner

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