City Sues Citizens Over Election Results

August 17, 2014 17:25 pm

by Jessica Szilagyi · 8 comments

Though not #gapol, it’s creepy enough and rare enough for it to be newsworthy for some of us local tax dollar watch dogs.

The small Colorado town of Montezuma is suing all 61 of its registered voters after charging that the results of a spring election were ‘full of errors’. The lawsuit compels each voter to appear in front of a judge in an effort to sort out the mayor and town board races. While 12 people ran for mayor, the small margin of 3 votes is the point of contention after claims that non-resident second-home owners voted. The residents are collectively seeking legal counsel though there is no word as to whether or not there will be a venue change for court hearings.

It’s not too often that a city or county sues one of its citizens, though it has happened here in Georgia. The Roswell Chicken Man, Andrew Wordes, was represented by former governor Roy Barnes after the City of Roswell filed a first-ever seventy-something page suit against Mr. Wordes. 

Chris Huttman August 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Please don’t let Georgia legislators know they can create municipal subdivisions as small as 61 people.

Harry August 17, 2014 at 11:50 pm

In the ideal world would be communities of less than 100 persons where decisions are made by consensus.

View from Brookhaven August 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

Sounds like you’re looking for a commune, Harry.

Ed August 18, 2014 at 9:05 am

Harry is a known, free love advocating hippie.

Harry August 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Exactly right. The community is the highest & best form of human intercourse.

Harry August 18, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I mean, other than one’s own family.

xdog August 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I’ve heard that it takes a high form of human intercourse to raise a child.

saltycracker August 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

And the residents will have to pay for the city to sue them….speaking of two edged swords…why not just send the city leaders door to door…. :)

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