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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Benton County snafu

Posted By on Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 8:39 AM

It's becoming clearer that I've been right from the start. No way the retabulation of Benton County votes is an accurate tally. No way 83 percent voted rather than 49 percent as a Thursday tabulation indicated.

The Benton County Daily Record has done some additional reporting. Copy and paste the following to read it:

Key fact:

In Pea Ridge, ballots were to be counted again Friday after numbers released by the Benton County Election Commission on Thursday were greater than the number of residents in the city.

Robbyn Tumey, chair of the County Democratic Party, is on the case, particularly because the retabulation put a Republican ahead of a leading Democrat in a race for JP. She said she wants a total recount and might go to court if one isn't done. In that JP district, the latest figures indicated 92 percent of the voters in the district turned out. Not plausible.

“(I ) hope the commission will recognize there’s something fundamentally wrong and there’ll be a total recount. When the numbers went from 44 percent to 83 percent, I don’t understand why something didn’t go ding, ding, ding."

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