Monday, May 11, 2015

 
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS UNLIKELY TO CHANGE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
 
From the Cameron county elections office
 
District 1                       3/5       This is read as 3 early voting and 5 election day.
District 2                       10/15    This is read 10 early voting and 15 election day
 
As to District 2, 20 of the 25 provisional ballots would have to be deemed good and all 20 would have to go to Zarate to change the election.  I put this at highly unlikely.
 
As to District 1, with only 8 provisional ballots it is extremely unlikely Rick can win out right, or Michael Gonzalez will over take Roman Perez.
 
These numbers just became available.  The count was not done until today, and you are getting them as part of the general press release which just went out.
 
But miracles do happen.
 
The other provisional ballots are meaningless because those races are not remotely in play.

THE PROVISIONAL BALLOT BOARD MEETS ON THE 16TH
 
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The key isn't the provisional ballots. The key lies in the ballots, in District 1 particularly, with under votes on them. And that number is 48 (33 from early voting & 15 from election day).

If a manual recount was arranged, would those 48 ballots still show as no selection made in that race? Perhaps and perhaps not.

BobbyWC said...

Your point is made - I am sure the Lucios are considering the expense.

I am also sure Galonsky is considering the expense to insure Michael Gonzalez is in the run-off.

I have no problem with any candidate paying the money.

Every vote needs to be counted.

I would go so far as to say if a hand count were to change things then the county should have to pick up the tab and not the candidate asking for the hand count.

Every vote needs to be counted.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Full return of a recount deposit in the event of a change in outcome after a recount is already state law.

BobbyWC said...

thanks for the information and all the better.

But Texas also needs to get on board with other states wherein when the difference is 1% or less the recount is automatic. I personally think with a less than 1% margin any candidate should have to pay for a recount.

Texas needs to join the other states where it is automatic. With a 1 % margin the only way to insure every vote has been counted is for the state to automatically do a hand recount.

I have been on board for this change in Texas law for a long time.

It is too late to change this legislative session - but maybe if there is a summer session someone can push for the change.

Anyone at this point willing to pay for a hand recount will have my backing - the numbers are too close. the people have the right to know the count is accurate.

Bobby WC

Bobby WC