Friday, July 14, 2006

Busby/Bilbray CA 50 Hand Recount: w00t!

Filed by Brad Friedman from San Diego…

In a harshly worded statement, the DNC's Voting Rights Institute has issued a statement condeming the adminstration of the recent U.S. House race between Democrat Francine Busby and Republican Brian Bilbray joining a growing national outcry in calling for "a swift and verifiable 'manual count' of all 150,000 ballots cast in California's 50th District's 'bellwether' June 6th special election."

"This is no longer about whether or not Busby or Bilbray won the election on June 6th," the just-issued statement reads, "This is about the importance of verifying the facts related to election and voting machine irregularities in this race and the need to ensure an accurate count of all votes cast in this election so that the electorate may have confidence in the announced results in future elections."

The long-awaited announcement of a position on the matter by the DNC comes at the end of more than a month of outrage from both national and state election integrity organizations, many of whom have declared "No Confidence" in the reported results of the race held to replace jailed Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Bilbray declared himself the winner on election night, and was sworn into office several days later before all votes had been counted and nearly three weeks prior to the election being certified by either state or county officials.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I got a gig for you at the Smith-9th St. station at 11:59pm! Be there. Aloha!

Catreona said...

Hi Subay!

Think those election integrety cats might be interested in Charlie's plight? :P

BTW nice blog!

JudyforDean said...

Great news, Subway! Thanks for letting us know!

JudyforDean said...

Great news, Subway! Thanks for letting us know!

Charles said...

Love The Goper's Lament, Subway!

But you need a chorus of whiners for full effect.