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Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

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Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

Postby Shorty » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:55 pm

The recount is looking like a waste of money, as expected. This will give Dems control of the Senate until Nov.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/Wis-rec ... index.html
Wis. recount trends in Dem challenger's favor
Wanggaard trails Lehman by more than 800 votes

"RACINE, Wis. - Unless major errors are uncovered in the next few days, a recount will conclude that Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard has lost his recall election. Results posted Friday show that with 80 percent of ballots counted, Wanggaard has a net gain of 20 votes. However, he still trails Democratic challenger John Lehman by more than 800 votes."
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Re: Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

Postby bdog » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:13 pm

Wanggaard sure Kloppenberged this one.
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Re: Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Recount: Lehman defeats Wanggaard in senate recall

A recount has concluded Democrat John Lehman defeated incumbent Republican Van Wanggaard in last month's state Senate recall races.
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But Lehman's victory isn't official until the state Government Accountability Board certifies the results, and Wanggaard campaign officials have hinted they may challenge the final count in court.

What possible grounds are there for a court challenge?
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Re: Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

Postby lukpac » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:What possible grounds are there for a court challenge?


FYI:

The odds of Racine's recall recount winding up in court increased Tuesday, as Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard's campaign said it may challenge canvassers' decision to accept ballots from voters who did not sign the poll book.
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Republicans' latest contention of voting irregularities in Racine targets election workers who failed to ask voters to sign poll books as required by state law. The Wanggaard campaign also disputes the Government Accountability Board's recommendation that canvassers accept the votes.
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Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney said although failing to have voters sign the poll book is a mistake, it does not invalidate a person's vote. Moreover, it is impossible to know which ballot was cast by any voter who did not sign, which will create a hurdle to any potential court challenge.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 48485.html

More at the link. I don't see a mention of how many people didn't sign. If it's less than 819 it won't matter anyway.
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Re: Wanggaard losing Senate recall recount

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:07 pm

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