Saturday, December 16, 2006

Recount Commission Makes It Official--Elrod Wins

Just as AI predicted from the outset of the process, Republican Jon Elrod has been certified by the Indiana Recount Commission as the winner of the 97th House district race over former Rep. Ed Mahern (D). Belated congratulations to Jon! The Star story also has more on Ed Treacy's latest rantings.


Anonymous said...

What no one seems to report is, the Commission voted 2-1 to certify this recount. The Democratic member, Ed Delaney, who is more reasonable asleep that his wife is awake, cast the dissenting vote.

This recount certification was extremely political. There were over 40 votes still contested by the time the recount was finished. I don't know the outcome if those votes are counted.

If you live in the 97th, one thing is certain: thanks to the partisan rulings of Field Marshall Rokita, you might not every know who won.

No slight meant to Jon, whom I've met several times and who would do a great job. That's not the point.

I never cease to be amazed at Republican vote-supression methodology. It's frightening.

If all the votes get counted and Jon wins, so be it.

But that has not happened yet.

Nor did the Recount Commission rule on the ridiculous omission of the 97th race from 15-17 ballots sent to a nursing home. Or one precinct that had a computer glich and did not have the 97th House race on its ballots untol about 10 a.m., after 34-37 persons had voted.

Im aware statues only allow this commission to rule on cast ballots and to perform a recount. Other issues are left to courts. So be it.

Both these occurences were in heavily-Democratic precincts.

Jon may have one. I, for one, am tired of Maherns in public office. But it's only "authentic" if all votes are counted.

Anonymous said...

anon 3:28 You are right on all counts. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jon - and give 'em hell!

Anonymous said...

I have heard that elrod is gay and is that's correct, how can I get a date with him?

Too bad Mahern is out because he was supportive for a medical examiner's system in indianapolis, which is clearly needed

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take a genius to predict that a commision that is 2-1 Republican is going to rule in the Republican's favor. Elrod keeps saying that he wants all the ballots counted; what about those who did not even get a chance to vote for this race because of errors by the Republican controlled Clerk's office?