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Elected officials should be removed from office

This week City Council debated buying the 517 E. Hopkins Ave. building for additional city offices. Some locals complained the city was in a pickle because citizens sued the city. Revisionist history and pure bunk.

The city is exclusively at fault. Citizens circulated a petition, according to law, and gathered sufficient signatures by the legal deadline, according to law. The city clerk and the city attorney broke the law by denying those citizens the right to the public vote that the law required. City Council broke the law by validating the illegal actions of the city clerk and city attorney. Don¹t take my word for it. That¹s what the district judge held.

What are citizens supposed to do when their elected officials and the public servants they have hired refuse to follow the law? What are citizens supposed to do when their voting rights are denied by their elected officials and public servants? Those citizens should sue the city and public officials to enforce all citizens' voting rights, as has been done. And the elected officials and public servants should be removed from office.

Maurice Emmer

Aspen