Responding to the inquiry over his failure to properly label his political signs, Dean Browning updated the Lehigh County Office of Voter Registration and Elections. Dean's message follows.
I'm offended in Dean's attempt to attack the disclaimer, the law's most public requirement, as form over substance in order to excuse his omission. A more appropriate response would have been simply, I'm sorry. We have corrected the problem.
Elections are governed by laws designed to provide transparency for voters and particularly with respect to who is financially supporting those running for office. Candidates are required to display who paid for all of their communications from yard signs to mailers. . . . The voting public can then know who the financial backers of a candidate are and incorporate this information into their voting decision. When candidates fail to follow the rules, the voting public is denied a basic right at law.