Election integrity advocate Marilyn Marks has filed a Help America Vote Act (HAVA) complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office concerning the Saguache County 2012 General Election. The complaint was filed after examination of M-100 machine tapes showed apparent discrepancies in the vote tabulation. Marks’ activities in Saguache County came under fire this summer and fall prior to the general election after commissioners candidates Jason Anderson and Ken Anderson, who later won their election bids made it clear they felt Marks was unjustly interfering in Saguache County business and should butt out.
Marks won a $100,000 settlement against the county earlier this year in her Colorado Open Records Act suit, originally filed against former Saguache County Clerk Melinda Myers. In the agreement made with the county in settling the suit, Marks and Citizens Center will continue to work with the newly elected commissioners to collect damages from Elections Systems and Software (ES&S) for faulty voting equipment (the M650 voting device) used in the 2010 election. The county would then share in any damages award received from ES&S.