Election Results Contested

U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Elections:

This letter is to formally contest the results of the recent election on June 12, 2007, to elect 30 members to the Fifth Constitutional Convention of the U.S. Virgin Islands. I believe the results were not in accord with the directive of the Board of Elections as set out by the Board prior to the election.

I was a candidate for one of the 13 positions in the St. Thomas-St. John District. I believe that Mr. Harry A. Daniel was wrongfully denied a position as a delegate because of an error by the U.S. Board of Elections.

Mr. Daniel ran as a delegate in the St. Thomas-St. John District and received 1,753 votes. He was number seven in the vote count, yet he was denied due process and is not a delegate.

The following is a quote from the rules governing the election carried out on June 12, 2007: “(2) Thirteen delegates shall be elected from the district of St. Thomas-St. John, who shall be residents of either St. Thomas or St. John, provided that not fewer than two delegates shall be residents of St. John.”

There has obviously been a serious error and a miscarriage of justice which needs to be corrected.

Bruce Fielding,
Candidate for the Fifth Constitutional Convention