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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:16 PM

Hunter (D) Finally Declared Winner in Judge Election

Source: Cincinnatti Enquirer

One year, five months and 25 days after voters cast their ballots, Hamilton County declared a winner Friday in the 2010 election for juvenile court judge.

Democrat Tracie Hunter beat Republican John Williams by 71 votes in what is believed to be the longest election in county history.

Hunter trailed Williams by 23 votes after the election on Nov. 2, 2010, but a court order to count about 300 contested provisional ballots put her over the top.

The long, politically-charged fight over the ballots became an early skirmish between Democrats and Republicans in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, as both sides angled to shape voting rules and policies.

Read more: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120427/NEWS/304270171/Hunter-finally-declared-winner-judge-election




Counting ALL the votes, especially when they are on paper ballots, makes a big difference often times. The dispute that required federal court litigation here concerned provisional ballots cast at the correct polling places but at the wrong precinct tables, which is called “right church, wrong pew.”

Once again, Republicans wanted to use technical voting procedures that were actually more the fault of precinct workers than anyone else to disqualify a group of predominantly Democratic ballots.

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Response to Land Shark (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

1. Congratulations, Tracie Hunter!

Vote Nov 2012 so the Dems win over those lyin', cheatin', theivin' goppers!

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. +1

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Response to Land Shark (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. Good win. Very much like the GOP shenanigans keeping Franken out of office. Same tricks.

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