Thursday, December 20, 2007

A non-recount in Virginia

A month ago I wrote about the very close race between Ken Cuccinelli and Janet Oleszek for the 37th Virginia Senate seat. Today, the Washington Post reports that Oleszek conceded after a recount. The recount widened Cuccinelli's lead from 92 to 101 voes out of about 37,000 cast.

What's truly sad is that the Post article didn't discuss the fact that real recounts are impossible in Virginia. The Verifiable Voting Coalition of Virginia is working with legislators to update state law to allow true recounts (as well as random audits at every election), so that when the last of the DREs are gone, today's sham recounts will be just a bad memory.


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