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Elections Minority Caucus Asks For Help From AG Walker Over Bifurcation of Board

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Board of Elections minority caucus has formally requested the legal representation and services of Attorney General Claude Earl Walker to protect the integrity of this year’s election.

The formal request by the Republicans came from minority caucus leader Jevon O.A. Williams. It follows last week’s controversial purported meeting of the Board Elections, which was full of irregularities and included the wrongful ejection of an attorney from Walker’s office.

“If you have a conflict, we ask you to immediately recuse your office, erect a so-called Chinese wall and appoint a special assistant or deputy attorney general to represent us as officeholders in the executive branch of the  government of the Virgin Islands,” Williams, R­-St. Croix, said in his letter sent today to Walker.

A recent binding legal opinion from Walker determined that the Board of Elections must affirmatively revisit each and every action or decision taken by the now-dissolved district and joint elections boards between August 1, 2017, and the V.I. Supreme Court’s ruling affirming the newly-formed, territory-wide board.

The minority caucus consists of Williams, Harriet Mercer, R-St. Thomas, and Robert Max Schanfarber, R-St. Thomas.

To read more on this subject in the Virgin Islands Free Press:

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/senator-sarauw-calls-out-v-i-elections-board-over-proposed-split-into-committees/

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/self-proclaimed-chair-watlington-ejects-ags-attorney-from-controversial-1st-elections-meeting/

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/williams-splinter-board-of-elections-group-not-conforming-to-virgin-islands-code/

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/st-thomas-democrats-block-access-to-elections-board-meeting-from-republicans-on-st-croix/

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/schanfarber-meeting-tried-to-recreate-separate-election-districts-by-calling-them-committees/

http://vifreepress.com/2018/06/constitutional-crisis-rogue-st-thomas-elections-board-members-hijacked-meeting/

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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