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Guam attorney general investigates election

November 26, 2014

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam’s attorney general is investigating allegations of pre-marked ballots in the general election.

The Office of the Attorney General confirmed Wednesday that it received documents from the Guam Election Commission related to the allegations.

A precinct officer in Dededo signed an affidavit saying she saw pre-marked ballots in a cooler belonging to the campaign for Eddie Calvo and Ray Tenorio, who won re-election as governor and lieutenant governor. She thought the cooler contained drinks, but it was full of papers, the affidavit said. But she later signed another statement saying she only saw a single ballot that was a possible sample, Pacific Daily News (http://ow.ly/EWoPt ) reported.

She said she didn’t prepare or read the first affidavit before signing it. She said it was prepared by someone else based on her written statement and interview.

“The papers I noticed on top were actually ballots and were already pre-marked already for ‘Calvo/Tenorio’ for governor and lieutenant governor,” and also for some senators, the affidavit said.

The affidavit also said she was afraid to come forward because she feared losing her government job.

She later wrote to the election commission saying she did see a ballot but was unsure if it the ballot was an actual election ballot or a sample one. “It was only one ballot that I saw,” she wrote.


Information from: Pacific Daily News: http://www.guampdn.com

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