JORGE LOPEZ Complaint on Guillory Sigs: the Final Pre-Election Word from the DA is … Silence!


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Election day is here — and there’s still no word of the results of any investigation into Jorge Lopez’s complaint that incumbent Assessor Webster Guillory gathered his signatures inside of the Assessor’s office — from his direct employees — while many of them were at work.

In last week’s article, I predicted that the DA’s office would not expedite any report, given that an early finding of wrongdoing might lead a runoff between GOP-endorsed candidate Claude Parrish and Lopez, while a late finding would improve the odds of a runoff between Parrish and Guillory — with Guillory then perhaps being forced to end his campaign prematurely.

Lopez has learned that more people are coming forward in response to inquiries to respond to the story — including inquiries from the DA’s office — and that they have corroborated key points of the account.

It’s a shame that voters won’t have known that before going to the polls today.

Watchdog sleeping

Some watchdog! He only wakes up and barks when he wants something!


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.