Thursday, November 11, 2010

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From the article:

"Wow," Lake Worth Mayor Rene Varela said. "I'm incredulous over this. In small cities such as Lake Worth, 500 votes can make a big difference in the outcome of an election."

6 comments:

Dale said...

It will be whatever it is," McVoy said, adding that he wonders what would happen if the results change. He noted that the old city commission voted Friday to record the results of the municipal election before he was sworn into office.

How can this vote be recorded if it isn't certified?

Wes Blackman said...

And if I were the candidate that "won" and there were questions about the number of votes, I sure would make a strong stand that we need to get the correct numbers. This is a very "let them eat cake" response. What about the vaunted "voice of the people?"

Anonymous said...

You took the words right out of my mouth, Wes. Of course neither Christopher or Suzanne would allow themselves to remain in office if the vote of the people was for Maxwell and Blockson. That would be against the very core of their platform- power to the people!

Diana Demarest said...

Dean Grossman is my client. We lost by 40 votes, a heartbreak to be sure.

The fact is, there were not enough ballots to impact Lake Worth. Of the 500 ballots, 240 were in the District 6 school board race. That only leaves 260 ballots which were in your neck of the woods.

Carla and Lisa lost by more than 300 votes. District 6 school board does not encompass incorporated Lake Worth, so none of our ballots were in your territory.

Parts of you are in District 3 school board. Karen Brill won there overwhelmingly. (I managed her campaign too.) You are also in District 4, which Jenny Brown won.

This was a very screwy problem. When they recounted the ballots, both Dean and Marcia LOST more than 100 votes each.

It was like being on a bad carnival ride. I am relieved it is finally over. =(

Diana Demarest said...

The other thing I don't understand is why Lake Worth swears in folks before the election results are certified. By law, the SOE's office has until noon this Sunday to certify them.

Pretty risky...

P.M.M. said...

Great point Dianna. Seems like a rush to judgement. But Lake Worth politics being as they are nothing constructive will come of this except perhaps the citizens of lake Worth will take heed and question that which seems odd, and not just when elections are involved.