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Menlo incumbent files complaint with state bar over Brown Act stories

Original post made on Nov 24, 2010

On the same day that the Daily Post ran a front page apology for two stories and an editorial that said three Menlo Park council members violated the Brown Act by exchanging e-mails discussing campaign issues, one of those council members, Heyward Robinson, filed a complaint with the state bar association regarding noted First Amendment attorney Terry Francke's involvement with the stories.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Hank Lawrence
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 24, 2010 at 7:31 am

Please look at the data below

Ohtaki Keith Cline Robinson Bernstein Peterson
22.4% 20.7% 19.2% 17.8% 13.4% 6.5%
21.7% 19.8% 18.8% 17.5% 14.7% 7.6%
3.29% 4.29% 2.26% 1.71% -9.42% -17.04%

The first row is vote by mail
The second row is vote at the polls on election day.
The third row is the decrease in % of votes on election day compared to the mail in ballots.

On election day the top vote getter Ohtaki had the greatest decrease in votes compared to the mail in ballots and Russ Peterson had the best improvement.

The order of the voting did not change for mail in ballots vs. voting at the polls. Most of the mail in ballots were sent in before the story broke on the alleged Brown Act violation.

One can conclude that the erroneous assertion of the lawyer with regard to the alleged Brown Act violation did not effect the election day voting with any statistical significance.

Robinson's assertion is incorrect. The alleged Brown Act violation did not effect the vote.

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Posted by poster
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on Nov 24, 2010 at 7:44 am

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