Wasco County Commissioners wrapped up their last meeting of the year yesterday with a busy session that included three public hearings, reports from the five watershed councils in the county, housekeeping sessions with the Library Service District and the Extension Service District and a report from the Wasco County Sheriff. Along the way, they approved a mass gathering permit for the SOAK Festival, now in its fifth year at White River, updated finance service policies as well as a large section of the county’s comprehensive land use plan.
But in light of the increased political divisions in the country and the concern over the elections, it was reassuring for commissioners to hear from Wasco County Clerk Lisa Gambee.
She said a recent close election for Governor of Kentucky, there was a social media report that said “I destroyed 10 of your ballots.” Even though it was immediately taken down, it was picked up by by bots trolling the Internet and got spread, ultimately causing a recount. And she called attention to a tool that can help: