Submitted letter from King Clapperton.
I would like to take this time to present a very simple analogy in an attempt to clarify a recent and controversial issue which was passed unanimously by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors. In my analogy, I present myself as a legally registered voter in La Paz County.
As I stand in the voting booth, before me is the selection card for any number of given propositions and candidates up for election. As I am marking my ballot, I come to a proposition that I am not personally familiar with, due to the fact that I have not taken the time to read and understand the pros and cons of the proposition. I have, though, been told by others that this particular proposition should receive a ”Yes” vote, so I mark it accordingly.
Two weeks later, after the proposition passes, I am made aware by my peers that the proposition is detrimental to the welfare of the people, and is going to cost taxpayers over a hundred thousand dollars, only to serve the special interests of a select few, with no significant return to the people. In sudden realization of my irresponsible vote, I attempt through every means possible to recuse – I mean retract – my vote, to no avail, because even if it were remotely possible, to do so would constitute voter fraud, a criminal offense. So, due to the fact that I neglected my responsibility as a voter, I must submit to the final result of the election and live with it.
Apparently, this only applies to the voter, and not to the elected Board of Supervisors, one of whom arbitrarily chooses to ”recuse” herself when faced with the fact that she did not even know the facts of the matter prior to casting her vote, which itself, should be in the interest of her constituents, not her family. For confirmation on the above, you may go to the La Paz County Board of Supervisors office and request an audio CD of the board meeting dated October 4, 2010, which is public record.
With that CD, you will discover for yourself that maybe the spurious recall effort against the Sheriff should be redirected, instead, to the entire Board.