Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Shipwreck's Avatar
    Shipwreck is offline HGF Forum Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Beretta City, Texas
    Posts
    10,809

    Candidate: Zero Vote Tally Off - by 1

    Candidate: Zero Vote Tally Off - by 1


    Nov 11, 4:59 PM (ET)



    WALDENBURG, Ark. (AP) - Randy Wooten figured he'd get at least one vote in his bid for mayor of this town of 80 people - even if it was just his own.

    He didn't. Now he has to decide whether to file a formal protest.

    Wooten got the news from his wife, Roxanne, who went to City Hall on Wednesday to see the election results.

    "She saw my name with zero votes by it. She came home and asked me if I had voted for myself or not. I told her I did," said Wooten, owner of a local bar.


    However, Poinsett County results reported Wednesday showed incumbent William H. Wood with 18 votes, challenger Ronnie Chatman with 18 votes and Wooten with zero.

    "I had at least eight or nine people who said they voted for me, so something is wrong with this picture," Wooten said.

    Poinsett County Election Commissioner Junaway Payne said the issue had been discussed but no action taken yet.

    "It's our understanding from talking with the secretary of state's office that a court order would have to be obtained in order to open the machine and check the totals," Payne said. "The votes were cast on an electronic voting machine, but paper ballots were available."

    A Nov. 28 runoff is scheduled to decide the mayor's race.

    "It's just very hard to understand," Wooten said.

  2. Ads
  3. #2
    Revolver's Avatar
    Revolver is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    897
    Rigged elections? That's not anything unusual. So much for the Republic.

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •