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Election-linked trespass charge dismissed

On April 16, Justice Court Judge Jose Luis Castillo dismissed a charge of misdemeanor second-degree criminal trespass filed last September against Tucsonan John R. Brakey.

Brakey was arrested after he refused to leave Pima County election headquarters, 3434 E. 22nd St., on Sept. 6, 2008.

He refused to leave the building after allegedly “disrupting the process” of ballot counting during an audit of the ballots following the Sept. 2 primary election.

He told the Citizen he was arrested after he questioned why some ballot bags were improperly sealed.

County election workers called a sheriff’s deputy to escort him from the building after he didn’t heed their order to leave.

Brakey is a computer expert who was called to testify for the Pima County Democratic Party in its effort to force Pima County to release electronic vote databases back to the late 1990s, the Citizen reported in September, after the arrest.

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