What do you do if you lose by 35,023 votes? If you’re Republican Mark LaJoye, who was defeated in the Muscogee County sheriff’s race on Tuesday by Democratic incumbent John Darr, you ask for a recount.
Reached this morning, LaJoye said representatives of his campaign were talking with Director of Elections and Registrations Nancy Boren about a recount. He would have to request it before the results are certified by the Board of Elections and Registrations, which is scheduled to happen at a 4:30 meeting today. Two LaJoye representatives met with Boren Thursday afternoon, Boren confirmed.
“Good gracious,” was Darr’s initial response to a possible recount. “I don’t even know what to say to that.”
Clearly, somebody has evidence of 35,023 hanging chads. Wait – electronic voting doesn’t produce chads. Clearly, somebody has evidence of 35,023 badly misinformed voters.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider