City of Compton residents can claim victory after receiving good news from the Los Angeles County Registrar & Recorders Office. Hundreds of voters have been either cancelled or labeled inactive, in time for the June 2, 2015, run-off elections. Residents have long cried foul when it came to the voter rolls and the subsequent winners those votes yielded. Despite a legal obstacle in Jackson v Godwin, a powerful letter confirmed what residents knew all along. Voter fraud could be occurring in the city.
In the April 2013 primary, the Los Angeles Wave ran articles, which have since been removed, about voter ballots being found at a bin at a local US Post Office in city limits.
After the final votes were tallied, residents weren’t satisfied with the results. They spent hours in Downey, CA, combing through voter registration cards. They would gather there findings and submit to the court as part of former treasurer candidate Jasper Jackson’s lawsuit.
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The judge threw out the case but the residents pressed on.
The June 2013 run-off yielded a major shift in the dais’ makeup and the city awoke to a new mayor and two council members. The incumbents maintained their seats as City Clerk and Treasurer.
Shortly thereafter, a letter came down from Jackie Lacey’s office, which stated all of the council were under investigation and the LA County District Atty’s office was seeking information related to the recent election.
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At the city council meeting on May 26, 2015, a letter was read from the recorders office verifying that over half of the approx 40,000 registered voters were not valid.
Election results for both the April and June 2013 have been removed from the city’s website. Good thing we are in possession of the unofficial election results. You can view the letter from Dean Logan below.