Tuesday, August 13, 2002

More Twists and Turns

In a story I covered here, that includes relevant story links, I talked about the possible suit by some losing County candidates looking into possible fraud.

Today's Commercial Appeal mentions the story, now moved down to the "Region in Brief" section. There's no online link, so I'll reprint it here. Authored by Marc Perrusquia.

A lawyer representing three defeated Democrats said Monday he plans to review election data today and hasn't given up on a possible contest of the Aug. 1 county election.

Although state law requires a contest to be filed within 10 days -- a deadline that passed Monday -- attorney Michael Scholl said the law also impounded election data over that period, keeping the candidates from examining returns. "It's a Catch-22," Scholl said.

Scholl said a team of consultants plans to review computer cartridges from voting machines today. If problems are found, a suit will be filed challenging the election and the constitutionality of the impoundment provision, he said.

Scholl represents Shep Wilbun, Joe Cooper and E.C. Jones. The three ran for Juvenile Court clerk, County Commission and county trustee, respectively.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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