- Cooley sends list of Democrat Candidates to seminar attendees along with presentation file
Kim Strach, Executive Director of the State Board of Elections, announced today that Dr. E. Lee Cooley has been fired.
Civitas reported last week that Dr. Cooley, in her capacity as Voter Outreach Coordinator, had instructed the public in a way that could cause them to break the law.
“A State Board of Elections employee recently misrepresented voting laws so badly that following her advice might be a crime – and Civitas has a recording of the whole talk.”
Strach said that Cooley had prepared her own PowerPoint presentation and that the presentation had not been vetted by anyone in the agency. She also said that there was no evidence that Cooley obtained the inaccurate information from anyone inside the agency. Strach also said that there was no evidence any other employee took part in this situation.
Strach said that elections officials have taken remedial measures starting with sending emails to attendee of the meeting who had received Cooley’s presentation via email.
Strach said that Cooley had sent a list of Democrat candidates along with presentation to all who attended the meetings.
Director Strach failed to communicate whether or not there was outside influence in Cooley’s presentation on absentee voting.
Chairman of the Board Graham Whitney wanted assurance that no other employee would go “rogue.”
Board Member Rhonda Amoroso asked if the matter had been sent to the D.A? The question was not answered.
Interesting to note, the two Democrat Board members remained silent during this part of the meeting.