Still Trying To Steal The Election
R. Barry May 5, 2016
for Sheila Dixon to do something big for the city of Baltimore
- accept defeat. Asking for a recount is a completely acceptable
request, as long as the ballots cast are the only votes being
counted and the Dixon campaign is willing to pay for it, but
the Dixon camp is indicating they won't give in, no matter what
the ballots show.
is no question there were irregularities on Election Day. As
I watched election judges work to get the vote count off the
new voting machines, it was clear that training on the new machines
was insufficient. Judges were reading through manuals trying
to figure out how to get an accurate print out without causing
any damage. There were also problems in the morning which caused
the polling location to open eighteen minutes late and forced
some voters to leave without voting so they could get to work
(We did see some of those people return in the evening). Other
locations were reported to open as much as ninety minutes late.
said, there is no evidence that the improprieties changed the
election results. If polls opened late, that means that Catherine
Pugh's voters couldn't vote before work either. Based on the
final numbers at my location, if anyone couldn't get back, more
than likely it cost votes for Elizabeth Embry.
Dixon campaign has even suggested re-doing the primary election
(that's not going to happen by the way). Never mind that that
would trample on the voting rights of everyone that voted on
April 26th, but Dixon has no concern for the expense to the
city and state, the schedules of the poll workers and the fact
that it would be completely impossible logistically.
has the opportunity to show that she can be gracious in defeat,
but so far she won't do that. She campaigned on the assertion
that she could bring the city together, but her actions show
she is willing to keep the city divided to the bitter end.