That was the big surprise at last night's Arcadia City Council meeting. And it didn't take a vote by the City Council to make this happen. Tom Beck didn't have to break away from viewing ostriches in Africa. Roger Chandler didn't need to try and stop a process that could eventually end up costing him his City Council seat. Nor did Peter Amundson need to further extend his term as Mayor by another 6 months. Nothing like that.
Rather City Staff, in the form of the City Manager and the City Attorney, took all of that revelatory material we first shared with the world here on The Tattler, plus some other equally relevant odds and ends, and packed it all off to the folks who work for the County of Los Angeles and specialize in investigating voter fraud.
They did it all by themselves. Just like responsible city officials should.
Not bad, right? That is how things are supposed to be handled according to both City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto and City Attorney Stephen Deitsch. And do you know what? I believe they got it right. And apparently so did the Arcadia City Council, who really didn't have much to vote about, or even add.
Nor did they need to give anybody any direction as it said on the Agenda Report, because the job had already been handled.
The Los Angeles County guys who deal with vote fraud investigations were apparently quite pleased to get the material, pronounced it more than enough to get their investigations started, and have already started looking into these matters. They are professionals who do this for a living, and they are now doing their jobs.
Isn't it great when things work the way they're supposed to? I think so.
Well, OK. It isn't perfect
Nothing ever is. LA County is only investigating the eight people whose names were on those deeds we published here. Just in case you're wondering why Roger Chandler was so sanguine about last night's big surprise.
There was much more fraud in that district. The estimate has it 40 households in total were involved. So obviously there is much more work to be done.
Where you can go to report Voter Fraud
You don't have to wait for City Hall to report voter fraud, you can easily do so yourself by calling the toll free 800 number supplied below. This was on the screen last night during the discussion on this topic, and I figured I'd share it with you here.
Whatever happened to the Pasadena Star News?
In the past they would have been all over a story like this. It would have been a big deal, and after they'd published a bunch of articles they would be working everyone in California for some of those investigative journalism awards they used to win.
So the question needs to be asked. Who gelded the Pasadena Star News?