Gutierrez Campaign Complains of GEC’s Slow Response for Records Needed for Lawsuit

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Guam -Gutierrez Campaign staffer Carlo Branch has written a letter to Guam Election Commission Executive Director John Blas complaining of the slow response they have received from the GEC to their request for documents.

Over the past week and a half since the Gubernatorial race was certified in favor of Calvo-Tenorio, the Gutierrerz campaign has been seeking various reports and documents from the GEC to support what Campaign Chairman Bob Lizama has declared will be a lawsuit to de-certify the results.

Read Branch’s letter to GEC Executive Director Blas

Among the issues cited by Branch in his letter are the 24 hour advance notice the GEC has required for inspection of documents.He also cites Blas’ unavailability to take phone calls on Monday of this week and a letter the Gutierrez camp received late Monday indicating that the most recent requests for GEC records could not be honored until Thursday of this week.

“We are very concerned … with these chain of events,” writes Branch adding “given the public nature of these documents … we see no reason why our campaign, and the public at large should be prevented from an orderly and lawful review of these documents.”

Branch concludes, “It is imperative that no further delays regarding this matter occur.”

GEC Executive Director Blas told PNC News today that the deadline for filing a lawsuit over the election is next Monday.