Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Oopsie - Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting to correct "official" primary results

Given recent developments, it isn't a surprise that this involves a Green write-in candidate, but thus far this appears to be less "targeted fraud" and more "general screwup."  I'll update if that changes.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have called an "emergency" meeting for Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m.  They've posted a one-item agenda.

That item:
Amend the official canvass of the August 24, 2010 Primary Election regarding Green Party candidate, Deborah Odowd -- candidate for State Representative, Legislative District 6. The write in vote for Deborah Odowd should be recorded in Legislative District 6, not in Legislative District 17 as initially reported. The official canvass will be amended to include the following correction: "2010 Primary Election Official Write In Results for the Green Party in Legislative District 6, State Representative: ODOWD, DEBORAH, 1 vote."
Note: I've left the incorrect spelling of O'Dowd's name intact (it's capital "O", apostrophe, capital "D", not the way that they have spelled it).

The most recent list of write-in results is here (courtesy the Maricopa County Recorder's Office).  The list reflect's O'Dowd's single write-in vote in LD6, but it was last updated on September 3.

The incorrect original canvass was approved unanimously by the Board on September 1, hence the need for Tuesday's emergency meeting.

Note2: There is a special meeting of the MCBOS scheduled for Wednesday, but no agenda has been posted as yet.

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