Hey, are you still wondering what happened to the ballots that were rather oddly stolen from an SF polling station, then were fished out of a pond near the Palace of Fine Arts?
As you might recall, election worker and blogger Karl Bradfield Nicholas, a 50 year old SF resident, was arrested for the theft of election ballots and the voting machine’s “memory box” from the polling station he was working at in Knott Court.
SF Elections Department Director John Arntz told the Bay Citizen that the missing ballots were placed in a sealable bag that’s provided to poll workers before being thrown into the pond near the PFA.
Well, today’s the deadline for all votes to be counted from this month’s election, and the day everyone can stop wondering as KCBS is reporting that the ballots just won’t get counted. This, even though, they note, the ballots are legible and the voters can be identified by the precinct roster.
However, since Nicholas allegedly “removed the memory pack from the tabulator,” Arntz said, “we really couldn’t count those cards for this election.”
Nicholas, KCBS says, remains in jail.