I have no reason to doubt those involved in the hands-on recount.... yet. My comment was directed, in relative terms, at the Mayor's outright disregard for the election code by illegally allowing for a petition amendment. The petition should be executed as originally submitted, which may still allow for a recounting of most of the ballots if none of the defects are found to disqualify the petition, of which the errant deposit payee is a leading contender since it's considered a defect of the form of payment [Sections 212.111 & 212.029(b)]. It's understandable & expected for a biased recount supervisor to make a biased decision in a grey area—like the interpretations of the typo or deposit payee—but the matter of timing is black & white. An amendment is not permissible by law in this case, and the Mayor is ultimately to blame for it.
It's OK to doubt the legality of the process or the possibilities of some correctable mistakes but I have no reason to question the candidates,the election administrator or their representative's integrity in the upcoming recount. But that's just me.
Have a good evening
I agree ,cattleman;the battle of semantics,hyperbole,feign anger,role playing,all rolled up in one big ball...lol
It's not that many votes ~800 to count and you won't see it as a new HBO series. ..Little to do about nothing but the politics is a joy to watch.
Let's hope the legally-prescribed recount process is more strictly enforced than the petition process.
Politics is fun to watch – and I see why you enjoy it Mike. Entertaining – even if not productive. If the outcome doesn’t change it will probably be over – if the incumbent wins in the recount – then the losing candidate will contest the recount because it seems it may not follow the rules. You can’t make these things up!
County Elections Administrator George Matthews is an excellent choice...Let the recount proceed Thursday and let the chips fall where they may...Two representatives for each side to oversee the recount sounds more than fair.