𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘂𝗴𝗲 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝗜 𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗽𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗩𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴:
The GFA board of directors is slowly being compelled into making very necessary improvements. We have seen a dramatic shift in the tone and content of their FB page, live-streamed meetings, and an attempt at mail in balloting. I will explain below what I see as the gaping hole in the upcoming vote counting.
Members have been instructed to mail their votes at their own expense to the GFA PO Box in Newcomb.
Several Members have informed me that they have already done so.
I have been reliably informed that Mr. Fibiger continues to retain a key to this PO box, and will do so at least until this Friday (09/18).
At the 2019 AGM, Mr. Fibiger willingly participated in the wholly illegal defaming of me (attempted to be done anonymously), and did not allow me one second to rebut the repeated falsehoods.
At the 2020 AGM, Mr. Fibiger instructed me to write up my proposed ballot initiatives, forward them via e-mail, and advised everyone that they would be included with the ballots.
My ballot initiatives were included with the ballots.
Much longer and once again anonymous editorials were also included, attempting to justify the board's opposition to my proposed bylaw changes.
Once again, I was not informed this would be done and was once again not allowed any opportunity to rebut or explain why these changes are actually very sorely needed.
IMHO, when someone is proven to be willing to overtly participate in breaking the laws of NYS, rigging the GFA vote counting is absolutely well within their wheelhouse. The return envelopes include a label indicating who is returning the ballot, and the ballot itself is inside an unidentified envelope inside the return envelope. It is my grave concern that Mr. Fibiger will simply look at who returned their ballot, and that envelopes returned by Members whom Mr. Fibiger will presume will support me will somehow mysteriously "vanish", without its inner ballot-containing envelope ever making it to the counting committee. I have 100% faith and confidence that the counting committee will count 100% fairly and accurately all ballots which they actually receive. I have no confidence whatsoever that Mr. Fibiger will present to the counting committee all the returned ballots. The board had roughly five years to work out a fair and verifiable methodology for this process, but without any explanation flatly refused to do so.