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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 11:33 PM
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Mocking democracy: San Diego Mayoral Race Results Certified
There is no case that more clearly illustrates disregard for voter intent...

SAN DIEGO - The City Council certified the results of a hotly contested mayoral election on Wednesday, and Mayor Dick Murphy was sworn in for a second term.

The council voted 6-1 to accept the county registrar's results from the Nov. 2 election that showed Murphy, a Republican, leading write-in candidate and Democratic Councilwoman Donna Frye by 2,108 votes.
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It was unclear, however, whether the dispute was over. The certified tally....excluded ballots on which voters wrote Frye's name but failed to darken the adjoining oval.

Frye estimates those ballots total up to 5,000. She said she would make a decision in the next few days about a possible legal challenge to the election results.

"I am not conceding anything and I cannot in good conscience vote to certify an election where all of the votes cast were not counted," Frye said.

The county registrar said state election law prohibited her from counting the empty-oval ballots, a position upheld last month by a Superior Court judge.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/2004...
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 11:35 PM
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1. Go Donna!
I've offered to make a donation to the legal offense fund if she decides to pursue it in court.
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Spiffarino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-08-04 11:41 PM
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2. And the hits just keep on coming
Does anybody in power give a shit about what the people want?

Apparently not.
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Griffy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:07 AM
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4. WE have the power... we just dont weild it! its time to now n/t
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:04 AM
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3. Check out Geo's Action California
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:09 AM
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5. I hope Donna knows
that if she challenges we will help her in her legal defense.

If there is a link to this please post.
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Carolab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 04:01 AM
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6. Kick
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