As Horsey reported earlier this evening, Joe Branco, owner of Room 84, refused to accept delivery of a voting machine for tonight's Democratic Committee re-org.
A source has confirmed to GA that the vendor's offer to carry the voting machine downstairs was rebuffed by Branco. Branco allegedly claimed that hauling the machine down a flight of stairs was a "liability issue." When the vendor said he would bring his Certificate of Insurance with him, Branco still refused.
Well folks, what happens when political pros deal with a bush-league amateur?
Before you could say the word "out-smarted" a political pro had the County deliver a wooden ballot box to Room 84!
Next year, the Dem. committee must find a different venue- one that would accept a voting machine, if one is requested.
In the meantime, GA doesn't know how the vote went, but glad the plot to thwart the secret ballot crashed and burned- just like Branco's 2012 BoE "Move Forward" campaign.