Sep 18, 2006 Filed in: OC Register
Editorial, The Orange County Register "We find it odd that all of the registrar's mistakes leaned in one direction, especially in light of Mr. Smollar's accusations ... For instance, the possibly illegal action involved showing signed petitions, including names and addresses of the signers, to the Capo district. The registrar also incorrectly told the district that the recall election would cost the school district $600,000, when in reality the county pays for such elections. This mattered because the district then used that information as a prime part of its campaign against the recall. The report said Mr. Kelley learned about his mistake in December but didn't disclose that information for another month, according to published reports."