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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 10:05 AM
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Daily Herald: Request for recount in (Illinois) District 46 election
Btw, this is part of IL 6. Statisticians placed a fraud alert on IL 6.

Request for recount in District 46 election

By Michael Wamble and Robert Sanchez
Daily Herald Staff Writers
Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Democrat Joe Vosicky requested a recount Monday in his losing bid to replace Lee Daniels in the Illinois General Assemblys 46th House District.

Vosicky said problems with voting machine computer chips and other possible irregularities surrounding the Nov. 7 election led him to make the request.

Four weeks after the election, the margin between Vosicky and apparent Republican winner Dennis Reboletti, both of Elmhurst, is about 300 votes, with Vosicky at 13,183 and Reboletti at 13,482.

In a district that is traditionally a Republican stronghold, the people went out of their way when they voted for me, Vosicky said Monday. In order to protect the integrity of the election and the people who voted for me, it is appropriate to ask for a discovery recount.


The reason for the recount request, Vosicky said, come from questions over how and if votes recorded on computer chips were counted.

On Nov. 8, the day after the vote, DuPage County Election Commission Executive Director Robert Saar said there was a technical malfunction in tallying results from five precincts. Also, some election judges did not turn in 19 memory cards to be linked into the countys database. Those votes were later tallied.

Vosicky has asked for 21 out of the 87 precincts to be recounted by hand.

By law, up to 25 percent of the precincts in a particular race can be examined as part of a partial recount.

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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-05-06 11:07 AM
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1. Also in the Chicago Tribune...
Democrat seeks recount in race for Daniels' seat

By Ted Gregory
Tribune staff reporter
Published December 5, 2006


Almost 27,000 votes were cast Nov. 7 in the race to succeed Daniels (R-Elmhurst), former House speaker, in the once-solid GOP stronghold. But Vosicky's campaign manager, Bob Peickert, said they have concerns about three purported irregularities: a number of computer memory voting cards uploaded about three days after the vote, more votes cast than ballots issued in one precinct and unsealed boxes of ballots.


"There were certainly things that don't add up," Peickert said, "and the only way to get any answers is to get a recount."


"My opponent is entitled to whatever due process he may think is appropriate," said Reboletti, also of Elmhurst. "But it's my understanding that the integrity of the election has not been compromised in any way, shape or form. This election is over."


If the "redundant count" yields valid evidence of significant voter irregularities, Vosicky could take his argument to a DuPage County Circuit Court judge, who could, among many options, order a full recount, Saar said.
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beth9999 Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-06-06 04:46 PM
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2. Figures...
... another case of a Repug trying to steal an election. :(
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