Looks like the poll-visiting kerfluffle threatening to sour Cherelle Parker's win this week (see here
) was less a result of her first-timer mis-steps than of over-zealousness by the new head of the Committee of Seventy
, Zach Stalberg (see background here
The committee announced on Wednesday that it had asked the District Attorney's Office to investigate whether Parker's multiple visits inside several polling places Tuesday were against the state code.Oops!
. . .
The committee learned yesterday that the City Commissioners' Office had issued Parker a poll watcher's certificate, which allowed her to enter any polling place.
Then I guess that all those suspicious visits to polling places were, um, pre-approved! Guess if he wants to change local practices at the who-provides-lunch level, Stalberg should start by suggesting a better system, rather than trying to get somebody taken to court.