Certain customers are always providing
opportunities for additional sales. Hamilton County, TN is one such
customer. No reflection on Cathi Smothers.
In the March 2000 election a ballot box was
delivered to a volunteer fire department on Friday. Over the weekend
the firehouse was used for a party. Needing a trash container, a
volunteer fireman cut the top lock off the box and used it
for a trash bin.
In the recent August 3rd Primary, a ballot
box was delivered to a precinct that was locked. The ballot box was
left outside a Goodwill store next to the precinct. Not knowing what
it was the workers at the Goodwill store tried to sell the box over the
weekend. After no buyers they had the box along with other scrap items
thrown into the crusher on Monday morning. One of the ladies that
worked at the store recognized the box while voting and confessed to the
disappearance of the missing ballot box.
At this rate, Hamilton will replace all
their ballot boxes over the next several years. All replacements are
sold at full market value.
Proud Sales Rep of Hamilton County