As a longtime democrat, I was aghast at the potential of voting irregularities at the polls. The very purpose of representative democracy, of elections is to determine the choice of the people. So when I was involved in a local race a few years back in Waterbury and was told that per the instructions of the then Secretary of State, they were made to throw away ballots of people who had wrote candidate names on the ballot (thus rendering that vote null and void) I literally became sick to my stomach. So when I requested from them that they make these total public per the freedom of information laws, I was further upset to learn that government was using these laws to prevent the public from acquiring obviously public information. The state freedom of information commission further backed them up on this by their failure to act. When I became involved in local Trumbull politics (though I have lived in this area my entire life, I had never been involved on such a low level) I was informed of similar practices.
Today, a lawn sign of mine that was placed on public land more than 200 feet from the place of voting was removed. Now I am an independent candidate and have spent very little in resources for this election, but i felt it essential to have attractive and bright yard signs as I am competeing against heavily financed opponents. I went into Hillcrest Middle School to enquire. I asked to speak to the chief moderator of the site, who turns out to be a Ms. Jackie DiTullio. She informed me that she was a democrat. I immediately informed her who I am. She informed me that Republican Registrar of Voters, Bill Holden, a self stated enemy of mine informed her that she had to remove the sign per state law. When I asked her for my property back, she told me she had no idea where it was. When I asked her which law she was siting, she could not tell me which one it was.
Public property is owned by the people collectively, for public business and is administered by her government. This government is claiming to be a democracy. If such a law exists it would be an invalid law as it is contrary to the peoples right of collective ownership. As the candidate for the people, unendorsed by any party or business faction, as an unaffiliate candidate in unison with the majority of voters who are unaffiliates in the state of connecticut, it is the obligation of the secretary of state to recify these obsenities against the democratic spirit. By removing my sign it placed me at a serious disadvantage, for arbitrary or capricious reasons in todays poll.