The Curious Case of Steve’s Emails

By now you may have noticed that Steve seems to see conspiracies everywhere. The following emails sent by Steve  may help to illuminate his thought processes, or not. (email to town officials are public documents)



From: Steven Ingerson [mailto:steveingerson386@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:30 AM
To: Lorraine Pease
Subject: Nomination Papers 2/5/2015

Lorraine

Please confirm our conversation of this morning. You stated that I did not need to take out nomination papers for the upcoming elections. Also, please accept this as a notice that I wish to be placed on the ballot for these elections.

Sincerely

Steven Ingerson


 

From: Lorraine Pease
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:56 AM
To: Steven Ingerson (steveingerson386@gmail.com)
Subject: FW: Ashby Town Bylaw

Steve,

Please see attached portion of the Ashby Town bylaw regarding recall elections- section 4 Your name will go on the ballot

Lorraine


March 3, 2015   Ballots printed with Steve’s name on them


 

From: Steven Ingerson [mailto:steveingerson386@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:20 AM
To: Lorraine Pease

Lorraine,

Why is my name on the ballot?

Steven Ingerson


 

From: Steven Ingerson [mailto:steveingerson386@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:39 AM
To: Lorraine Pease
Subject: Re: question?

Lorraine

Is this done to confuse the voter? Is this lawful?

Steven Ingerson


From: Lorraine Pease 
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:13 AM
To: 'Steven Ingerson'
Cc: Jennifer Collins
Subject: RE: question?

 Steve, 

According to the Ashby Bylaws regarding recall elections (sent to you 2/5/2015), Section 4 states: “Any officer sought to be recalled may be a candidate to succeed himself, and unless he requests otherwise in writing, said town clerk shall place his name on the official ballot without nomination.”  Since you did not request in writing not to be on the ballot, and in fact you confirmed with me via email on 2/5/2015 that you wanted to be on the ballot, then your name was placed on the ballot. 

Putting your name on the ballot is the law, whether or not it confuses voters.  The ballot is posted in public places and at the poll, so if voters have questions they may contact me or any election official on the day of the election.

 Lorraine



 

And there you have it. In Steve’s mind we appear to have the beginning of a conspiracy by the Clerk to unlawfully confuse the voters. It defies comprehension.

Before you believe anything you read anything on Steve’s website, CHECK THE FACTS.  Pretty much all the conspiracies he is worried about seem to originate in his own head, like the email thread above. His allegations are as curious as his reasoning.