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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 11:31 AM
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Proof that election contests take time & are not as simple as some think!
March 19, 2005
Davies wins Dems choice for clerk
The Associated Press

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that John Davies won the Democratic nomination for chancery clerk in a 2003 election in Jefferson Davis County.

The justices on Thursday upheld a 2003 ruling by Circuit Judge Forrest Johnson Jr. that county Democratic Party officials erred by ordering a countywide revote for chancery clerk.

Davies won the Aug. 26, 2003, runoff election by a handful of votes.

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Presiding Justice Kay Cobb said the county committee argued there were many irregularities in the handling of absentee ballots and also five precincts where the number of signatures in the sign-in book did not correspond with the number of ballots cast.

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...


And did you notice the irregularities that were ignored!


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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 02:28 PM
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1. Yep.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 04:56 PM
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4. Gosh, look how many people care about the truth and the
reality of election contest litigation. Guess it is just better to blame the victim of the crime or to hate the loser for losing! :shrug:

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:05 PM
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5. You're ruining their fun by asking them to analyze all that's involved
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 05:48 PM
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6. I know, I know, it's just that dealing with reality would really help
most folks craft their battle plans and would save them from wasting the energy they expend in condemning and hating the folks on our side. :freak:


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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 03:19 PM
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2. Some people think 2004 WAS "next time"
and four years was enough time-- in the face of Florida 2000, to prevent Ohio 2004-- to provide Americans with a genuine election.




:smoke: :kick:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-19-05 03:52 PM
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3. Guess it could have been if people fought to keep the election
reform alive. Gore disappeared into the wood work, he did not continue to maintain a public face and encourage the voters and our leaders that election reform is necessary. He is no where to be seen today. :shrug: The folks on this forum have been very active and their involvement is crucial to keeping the issues alive.

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