Jim Condos

Jim Condos: Real voter fraud is suppression and intimidation

I believe unproven claims of voter fraud are an effort to set the stage to weaken and skew our democratic process through a systematic national effort of voter suppression and intimidation.

Secretary of State Jim Condos Issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Establishing a Commission on Election Integrity

News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos May 12, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey 802-828-2148 Montpelier – Today Secretary of State Jim Condos released a statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order establishing a Commission on Election Integrity. The statement in full is below. “Today President Trump announced the establishment of a commission by […]

Ethics lesson: ‘We’ll judge others but not judge ourselves’

After prolonged debate and the passage of a watered-down bill on political oversight, lawmakers and others consider why even that proved so hard to achieve.

Feeling increased election burden, clerks appeal for a break

They want a “gap day” just before the balloting, although the secretary of state argues that could limit voting. Other reforms are being made to head off further problems with recounts.

House passes ethics commission bill with some reluctance

After the 144-1 vote, several lawmakers congratulated the lone dissenter for having the courage some said they lacked to go against the bill.

Judge weighs scope of state obligation on public records

The issue is whether providing a school-by-school breakdown on bullying, hazing and harassment would require “creating” a document from Education Agency databases.

Donovan and Condos: Special interest money could flood local elections

Since the 2010 Citizens United case, reform efforts have “come down to disclosure and transparency,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said.

Public input sought on campaign finance changes

Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan have announced a slate of public meetings of the Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform. The meetings will be Tuesday at the Bennington Firehouse; April 25 at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street; May 9 at Hartford Town Hall in White […]

Condos and Donovan Announce Public Meetings of Joint Committee on Campaign Finance Education, Compliance and Reform

News Release — Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan April 4, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey, Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State, 802-828-2148 Natalie Silver, Executive Assistant to the Attorney General, 802-595-8679 Montpelier – Today Secretary of State Jim Condos and Attorney General TJ Donovan announced a slate […]

Bill Schubart: Vermont’s ethics crisis

Although most Vermonters favor establishment of an ethics commission with investigative and enforcement powers, the current bill does little more than provide legislative cover for inaction.

Jim Condos: Let the sun shine in

As trustees and servants of the people, it’s our job as officers of the government to let the sun shine in – to let the people see what we are doing on their behalf.

UPDATED: Recount called off, Frenier retains House seat

A clerk had previously opened a ballot bag, which state law allows. But the rules for the recount said it would be called off if a bag had been “tampered with.”

Condos advises towns to go ahead with school budget warnings

Gov. Phil Scott has asked lawmakers to adopt a new date for school budget votes — May 23 — to give boards more time to level fund budgets.

Secretary of State Jim Condos’s Statement on Voter Fraud Claims by President Trump

News Release — Secretary of State Jim Condos January 25, 2017 Contact: Eric Covey Vermont Secretary of State’s Office 802.828.2148 www.sec.state.vt.us Montpelier – Secretary of State Jim Condos issues the following statement in response to continued assertions by President Trump that 3 – 5 million people voted illegally in the November elections: As the chief […]