Citizen journalists provide some fascinating reports that don’t show up in the local media for whatever reason. It helps explain why “social media” readership is growing at exponential rates.
In a reader comment on this blog, R.L. Crabb writes: “At the Saturday gig of the (Tea Party Patriots in Grass Valley), (Congressman Tom) McClintock announced it was time to ‘get rid of that left wing clerk/recorder.'”
Crabb continues: “I managed to corner him before he jetted off to his next rally and asked him what he meant. Turns out he’s still pissed about the ’08 election and claims his people were denied access to the counting procedure.
“He also said the Brown campaign complained about it. If that’s so, then why the ‘left wing’ tag?”
Good point, Bob.
•And another: A county grand jury report concluded: “The Elections Office is to be commended on the overall conduct of this election, which recorded the largest voter participation in Nevada County history.”
•And another: Brown whooped McClintock here; it wasn’t even close: 31,075 (57.7 percent) vs. 22,800 (42.3 percent).
•And another: “Greg has done an exemplary job in bringing stability, order and transparency to an office left in confusion and disarray after the abandonment of it by his predecessor,” as Supervisor Nate Beason has pointed out.
“His sense of fairness and ethical conduct has been amply demonstrated by his meticulous, objective adherence to election laws and procedures and by his commitment to ensuring that voters in Nevada County enjoy unfettered access to the exercise of their rights.”
Disclosure: As I’ve written before, we contributed $500 to Greg’s campaign — for the same reasons stated here. In addition, this is a nonpartisan post. As for Tom, I hope he disclosed that Greg’s would-be opponent is married to one of his staffers.