Now that the Center Election Show and No-Tell is in intermission Iíd like to revisit the unconstitutional excesses committed down the road at the countyís namesake. Iíve already extolled the non-constitutional disenfranchisement of every voter in the town of Saguache by the not-so trusties who unilaterally voted to remove the duly elected Tina Serna. These Fewer-Than-Five canceled her election quickly, uncontested and unquestioned (and unanswered!) and with none of the spectacle or tiers of protections and processes afforded in the Center debacle!
Nor is this hyperbole since every single voter in Saguache has been misrepresented by removing Ms. Serna without clear cause or transparent procedure. Indeed, even those who didnít vote FOR her as trustee were not overtly voting AGAINST her, either. In other overturned elections an exacting process of petitions, reviews, appeals and oversight was required, ultimately culminating in an explicit vote with specific intent-and by far more than the Fewer-Than-Five who employed none of these constitutional courtesies! This is what was afforded Melinda Myers in her time and anybody Bill McClure doesnít like at all times!
There are also the unconstitutional excesses against Ms. Serna, personally! For itís been more than six months ó from frosty winter to fiery summer ó with no apparent due process for her. Where are any indictments, presentations of charges, transparent and public confrontation of evidence, witnesses and accusers? Where is the clear determination of outcome and verdict by constitutionally selected peers-who would still number more than Fewer-Than-Five? Where is the scrupulous attention to detail and determination of real malfeasance before undoing a lawful election as almost every election has received, and for which no such election questions exist with Ms. Serna? Indeed, where is the First Estate with 1st amendment mention while the 5th, 6th and 14th amendments are so ignored so close to home?
Jeffrey H. Miller