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IS IT REAL, OR RETALIATION?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 21, 2011) — The following email was received at approximately 7:45 p.m. EST from New Hampshire Rep. Harry Accornero, who was present at the November 18, 2011 Ballot Law Commission meeting in Concord, NH to discuss whether or not Obama’s name should be placed on the state’s ballot:
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 6:21 PM
To: Accornero, Harry; DeLemus, Susan; Baldasaro, Al; Baldasaro,Alfred
‘Delaney, Michael A’ [Michael.A.Delaney@doj.nh.gov]; Ann Rice [firstname.lastname@example.org]; Bettencourt, David; ‘email@example.com’; Mead, Robert; Wadsworth, Karen; Joyner, Randy
November 21, 2011
Dear Representatives Accornero, DeLemus and Baldasaro:
I have just had a meeting with Attorney General Delaney concerning the Ballot Law Commission hearing on November 18. He is concerned over how members of the House conducted themselves during and following the hearing, as well as for the safety of a member of his office who attended the meeting in an official capacity.
I am requesting that the Chief of Protective Services, Randy Joyner, conduct an investigation of the incident and provide a written report to me. In addition, I have been informed that the Attorney General has requested that Colonel Quinn of the State Police have his office conduct a review of the incident. Please provide both Protective Services and the State Police your full cooperation and candor should they contact you. I am deferring any meeting concerning the issues underlying the November 18 hearing or the hearing itself until these reviews are completed.
William L. O’Brien
Speaker of the House
cc: Attorney General Michael A. Delaney
Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice
House Majority Leader David J. Bettencourt
Colonel Robert L. Quinn, Director of State Police
Chief of Staff Robert D. Mead
House Clerk Karen O. Wadsworth
Chief of Protective Services Randy Joyner
Editor’s Note: The above email was sent in an apparent non-copyable format, hence its reproduction here. We received it just after Rep. Harry Accornero informed us that a meeting scheduled for November 22 among O’Brien and several members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives was canceled due to a “scheduling conflict.”