The director of information technology for Anchorage’s municipality has resigned. He was forced out by Mayor Dave Bronson, who asked for his resignation recently, as the mayor comes under pressure from a pending investigation.
Marc Dahl is accused by leftists of having acted improperly during the recent Anchorage Municipal election, by tightening up procedures that were causing concern about the security of Anchorage elections.
In fact, there is very little to indicate Dahl did anything other than make sure that thumb drives being inserted into election computers had been swept for data beforehand.
But Ombudsman Darrel Hess has forwarded his report to the state Department of Law, in which he essentially accuses Dahl of conspiring with an election observer, Sami Graham. Graham was Mayor Bronson’s first chief of staff, and was a citizen observer during the ballot sorting and counting after the April 4 election.
Dahl’s actions to tighten election procedures came at a time when the public is increasingly wary about the mail-in elections that Anchorage conducts, and the security of elections in general. But leftists point out that after the security policy was tightened, Graham used that information to challenge some of the vote tallying activity, because the computers were not secure. They say this is evidence that the two were coordinating. Dahl has been on administrative leave for several weeks.
The Anchorage ombudsman works on behalf of the Assembly and is a known partisan leftist.