Monday, August 11, 2008

Rep. Davis Still Can't Believe He Lost

Still refusing to admit he lost his re-election bid, 1st District Congressman David Davis is continuing to seek scapegoats and claiming laws were violated. But Brook Thompson, state election coordinator says these efforts are all wrong:

Thompson said he is sure that Davis is referring to a law whereby "somebody can be challenged based on their party affiliation when voting in an election."

But, the state election official stated, "The process is to challenge them at the polls on election day."

An election-day challenge would involve poll-watchers who, based on their own knowledge, could challenge someone who has always voted in one party's primary when that person suddenly seeks to vote in the other party's primary.

"It doesn't happen very often at all," Thompson said. "That's the law I'm sure he's referring to."

The state coordinator said the law allows for challenges on election day, but not afterward, adding, "I don't know of any election that has been challenged after the fact based on that law."

While Johnson City Mayor Phil Roe won the primary over Davis, my advice to voters is to cast your vote this fall for Rob Russell.

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