Guam Delegate Madeleine Bordallo said she will consider a request that she ask federal authorities about the status of an election irregularities complaint. Bordallo yesterday released her statement after Democratic Majority Leader Rory Respicio announced that Bordallo responded “positively to the party’s request for a congressional investigation.” The Democratic Party complaint stems from former Gov. Carl Gutierrez’s loss to Republican Gov. Eddie Calvo in the 2010 General Election. Respicio’s statement described Bordallo as having committed to a congressional investigation “into the allegations of voter fraud and electioneering in the Guam Election Commission’s own findings of illegalities and irregularities surrounding the 2010 election.”
Bordallo’s office clarified that she was unaware, up until she was informed during the Democratic Party leadership meeting Tuesday night, that local Democratic officials were waiting for a response from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on the status of their complaint. “As part of my official duties as Guam’s delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, I informed them that once I receive a formal request, I will consider the request and make an official inquiry with the U.S. Attorney relative to the disposition of the complaint, and ask the U.S. Attorney to respond and take appropriate action,” Bordallo stated.