Monday, January 5, 2015

Having found "irregularities", Laura Pressley demands recount

"Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight."
Proverbs 11:1

Laura Pressley has requested a recount of the vote in the District 4 Austin City Council runoff.

The official results for the Dec. 16 election put Pressley at 35.39 percent of the vote, or 1,563 ballots, compared to Greg Casar’s 64.61 percent of the vote, or 2,854 ballots. Pressley submitted a recount petition to the city Friday, the deadline to do so.

The petition states that there are several “inconsistencies” with the results. Pressley said that there appear to be mail-in ballots counted more than once during early voting, and that the number of ballots cast in certain precincts during early voting was greater than the number of early voters included on a list that the county provided to her campaign.

The petition asks for a manual recount of ballots cast in 18 precincts on election day, as well as ballots cast during early voting and by mail. The petition says that ballot images are kept on Travis County’s voting machines and asks for a recount using the images. The petition asks that the voter name on each ballot image be reconciled with that voter’s registration number and signature on the form used at polling places.


Pressley has until 5 p.m. Monday, per state law, to submit an amended petition with a $13,600 deposit. Pressley said she will refile the petition with the larger deposit and said the money will come from her campaign funds.
Read the whole think here.

We saw Laura earlier today at Ken Paxton's swearing in ceremony and she told us her next stop was to drop off a check for the balance owed.

And yes, this does mean that Casar won't be sworn in until after the recount.


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