Whining Whiners Whine About RecountBy
Per metropolitan superstar, Ashvegas, Freeborn is asking for a “hand-eye” recount of 3 percent of the total vote that he and Russell garnered. That means the elections board will randomly select two precincts and tally, by hand, each and every ballot. The recount will be scheduled some time after Thanksgiving.
Freeborn’s entitled under the law to this additional count, according to Joel Burgess at the AC-T,
“That is because a Friday electronic recount showed different numbers than the official tally, Brown said.If there is another discrepency the councilman might have the right to call for a hand recount of all ballots”
Being well within the law and using the system as it was designed doesn’t impress the right wing attack dogs at the AC-T comment thread.
Imagine if the
real estate Republican candidate was asking for a recount when the margin is fewer than 70 votes, when the canvass differed from the original count, when the rescan differed from both of the other counts, when the law provides for a 3% sample to verify the rescan and another safeguard after that if the numbers remain uncertain.
…And remember that these many of these commenters are the people who wanted to “Let Asheville Vote”.
“This is just pitiful.” – Wow[...]
“Bow out honorably brother….you are not wanted in government.” – Truckin
“The only thing this jerk should run for is the COUNTY LINE…bye bye cry baby.” – Ken Jarvis
“Guess his momma never taught him to be graceful and say, the best man won, and then try again the next time.” – Ticker
“Isn’t it about time for this blustering jerk to go
…..And to take his illegal city board appointments of his cronies
……AND……his leaning on city staff to give the organization for whom his wife and friends work
no-bid city contracts,with him?!?!” – TerraBob
“He lost – he needs to quit spending our money on recounts! What part of you were NOT elected does he not understand?” – Voter
“This is the kind of thing I would expect from a spoiled liberal crybaby. Get over it, you were NEVER elected to start with and you still lost being an active appointed city councilman.” – WNCNative
“He NEEDS TO PAY FOR WASTING THE TAXPAYERS MONEY” – Transplanted
“hey dud, get a life. you’re a loser.” – jim
I don’t think Freeborn will win a recount. I seriously doubt Freeborn thinks he will win a recount. He has a responsibility to ensure that the votes are correctly counted. The safeguards are in the law to ensure the integrity of the vote. Freeborn is going to get the recount, lose the election, and let Asheville know that their system works. In the wake of so many questionable elections nationwide, Freeborn’s willingness to endure the taunts of the AC-T troglodytes and those who share their opinion is commendable.
Bryan Freeborn, Scrutiny Hooligans salute you for making sure every vote is correctly counted.