Originally Posted by Old Dude
Adams County voter here.
1. Yup, the corruption was outrageous. Some of them have already been convicted of felonies.
2. Regardless, I will not be voting for any republican at any level of government for any reason, ever.
Just curious, but why not? At a local level, a county commissioner position isn't partisan. Many county commissions don't even list party affiliation. The only reason they do in Adams County is so the corrupt Democrats can take advantage of the fact that there are more Democrats in the county, and many like you will vote along party lines.
If you look at the positions the various candidates are taking, there's no substantive difference between the Republicans' proposals and the Democrats' proposals. The big difference is that the Democrats have consistently placed people into office who have abused their power for personal gain. Since 2007, there have been scandals involving the county commissioners (3 Democrats until 2010), county assessor (2 Democrats), county coroner (1 Democrat), RTD Board Member (1 Democrat), County Treasurer (1 Democrat), and County Trustee (1 Democrat). Notice a particular pattern?
And as I mentioned, I'm neither a Democrat nor a Republican, and I've voted both ways in the past. I'm just a businessman who had a $144,000 contract stolen so that a corrupt employee could give it to her friend. I know the leaders of Adams County personally because of that experience, and that place needs a visit from the voter version of Darth Vader and the Death Star.