After the latest round of headlines regarding the 2006 RTA election, Gary Hayes, executive director of the Regional Transportation Authority, is offering to pay for the cost of recounting the ballots from the 2006 RTA election.
In a letter today to County Administrator Chuck Huckelbery, Hayes writes that even though voters passed the propositions on the RTA ballot, “allegation and rumor, some based on alleged bar conversations, have sought to discredit that evidence of resounding support.”
Hayes calls for a recount to put to rest the allegations of fraud and offers to pay for it through the RTA budget. County officials say they support a recount, but state law prohibits it without a judge’s order.
“We do, however, request that when the RTA and the county’s voting integrity is reasserted, that both entities be reimbursed by their critics,” Hayes writes.