You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

FLORIDA: Election audits not needed, judge tells Sarasota County [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-10 12:18 PM
Original message
FLORIDA: Election audits not needed, judge tells Sarasota County
Advertisements [?]
Edited on Sat Jul-31-10 12:24 PM by Bill Bored
For those who think paper ballots = election integrity:



Election audits not needed, judge tells Sarasota County

SARASOTA COUNTY: New state law overrides local charter, he rules

By Todd Ruger

Published: Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 1:00 a.m.


Sarasota elections officials have called off plans to run an audit on the results of next month's primary elections following a court decision that determined the audit was not required.

-snip-

The president of Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, which has fought for four years to uphold the county charter, urged county officials to appeal the latest decision.

"They should stand up for our charter, they should stand up for the will of the voters," SAFE president Kindra Muntz said.

Circuit Judge Charles Roberts on Wednesday ruled that a state election law enacted this year sets out an audit procedure and does not permit additional audits.

The decision throws a lawsuit out of court just a few months after the Florida Supreme Court gave it new life.

In February, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the charter amendment requiring an audit of 5 percent of all ballots did not conflict with state law.

But the legislature enacted the new law in May.

-snip-

Read more at:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...
Refresh | +11 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC