The contract also mentions that phase 2 will cost $250 per hour for boots-on-the-ground work, capped at a cool $500,000. We’re not going to dive too deep into that now, but rest assured, a more comprehensive report is in the works.
Now, let’s turn our attention to the heart of this dark comedy: the web of deception and incompetence spun by Brown-Stain and his cronies. Did he even have the authority to hire the Elections Group in the first place? That’s still up in the air, but it’s worth noting that this isn’t his first rodeo when it comes to such questionable dealings, but much more on that in due time.
Now during the meeting, Brown-Stain claimed he had the power to spend up to $300,000. The well-programmed Commissioner Android-Andriola, seemingly reading from a scripted playbook, suggested that he did have the authority to spend an initial $100,000 on the Elections Group without board approval and everything he did was kosher. The two of them clumsily tried to set the record straight, seemingly unaware that their clown show performance was being immortalized on video. Ah, the beauty of the internet!
Frankly, it’s baffling that anyone would sign such a contract, let alone hire a group with so much controversy surrounding it. But here we are, with an underqualified County Manager and his staff inviting the Elections Group into their midst, despite having little knowledge of the organization and its inner workings.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the timeline in the contract, shall we? The onsite assessment was scheduled for March 13-17 and April, if necessary. But wait, didn’t Brown-Stain say there would be no boots on the ground? It seems our dear Mr. Brown-Stain might need a refresher on the concept of honesty.
Moving on to the juicier bits, we submitted a request to the county for documentation supporting Brown-Stain’s claim that he can spend up to $300,000. You’d think they’d be able to provide such information within the mandated 5-day window, right? Wrong! They requested an extension of over a month to POSSIBLY produce the documents. How delightfully shady!
So, what could they possibly be hiding? Rumor has it that Brown-Stain has been spending like a drunken sailor without any oversight or audits. When you lie once, you have to keep lying, after all. But worry not, for the truth shall prevail!
Stay tuned for more updates on this tantalizing tale of corruption, incompetence, and dark humor.
Remind me again how one can spend $300,000 with no oversight, yet fail to produce the document to show one can? Fear not Wicked Washoe is firing up their printing press now to ink it into existence, we’re sure!
Wait till you see what comes next 🙂