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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 01:54 AM
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SHAMEFUL: NY DEM Election Lawyer says recount should NOT be allowed!
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The Repubs do the same thing when their candidates are ahead in the count. Remember Bush v. Gore? But NY Democrats LIED. They said there would be recounts here, just like we saw in Minnesota. Remember Al Franken? Now see what this NY Dem election lawyer says:

Hull attorneys want recount; no ballots to be opened today
Decision on Schenectady mayor could take two weeks
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By Kathleen Moore
Gazette Reporter /


McCarthys attorney, Kathleen OKeefe, is staunchly opposed to the recount. She said McCarthys 62-vote lead is large enough that a recount wont change the result of the election, and argued that it would be a waste of time and money for the county.

It will be very costly and time-consuming, she said. Were hesitant to burden the county with a full paper recount if its not necessary.

She said election law allows just two reasons for a recount: tests must show the ballot-reading machines didnt work correctly or that there was a substantial number of missing ballots.


However, Hulls attorneys are analyzing the number of machine-reported under-votes in the mayors race. The machine records an under-vote if it cannot discern any marks in the ovals for any of the candidates in the race.

Out of more than 9,000 ballots cast, 157 people did not record a vote for the mayors race, according to the machines. Walsh, one of Hulls attorneys, told Reilly that the discrepancies might indicate a machine failure.

It might be the machines didnt read it, he said. If someone circled a candidate, thats a pretty good intention, but the machine isnt going to read that.

The machine can only read marks in the ovals next to each candidates name.

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