Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:41 PM
OkieGranny (73 posts)
Another sore loser Republican -- in Oklahoma!
Very rare to see party affiliation indicated on campaign signs for state and local offices around here, but this guy had his emblazoned with "The Republican." Yes, quotation marks and all.
"Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel was certified Wednesday as the winner of last week's election after his opponent stopped a hand recount of ballots six hours into the first day...
The recount began Wednesday after an 'extremely conservative' supporter of Darrell Sorrels, the Republican challenger for sheriff, put up $25,800 to pay for it. Whetsel's campaign manager called the payment by Enterprise Investments Inc. an illegal campaign contribution to Sorrels...
After counting 14 of the county's 256 precincts, Sorrels had closed the almost 75,000-vote gap between himself and Whetsel by only one vote. The final election tally was 164,055 for Whetsel and 89,511 for Sorrels...
...Sorrels was concerned because he did not do as well as other Republicans in the election."
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy:
"Challenger Darrell Sorrels, 58, of Midwest City, is a former sheriff's department employee who now works for the U.S. Marshals Service as a contract security officer. Sorrels has vowed not to accept federal grants to help run the sheriff's office. He aligns himself with the ultraconservative John Birch Society. His campaign manager recently fed to the head of the Sooner Tea Party, another fringe outfit, information suggesting that a reserve deputy was a potential terrorist. Sorrels said he didn't know if the accusations were valid, but 'If it's true, it's serious.' Really?"
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Response to OkieGranny (Original post)
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:36 PM
OKNancy (31,461 posts)
2. One thing Oklahoma did well
was the voting machine/scanner with paper ballots. Every precinct in the whole state has the same exact equipment.
Notice the results were within one vote.
Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:57 PM
OkieGranny (73 posts)
3. Yes, I did notice the one vote
and found it reassuring. After all the pre-election talk about Hart Intercivic voting machines, it made my hair stand on end to have to feed my ballot into one. But this is such a red state already, there's really no need to Rove the vote.