Monday, December 4, 2006

Another day, another lawsuit

The day wouldn't feel complete without a legal filing to report.

Democrats appealed the decision last week by the Republican-controlled Board of Elections to dismiss 14 provisional and absentee ballots from the final vote count.

This matters because the ballots were cast by Democrats or independents, which means including them would likely increase Democrat Barbara McIlvaine Smith's 23-vote lead over Republican Shannon Royer.

Meanwhile, Smith is in Harrisburg today for her orientation.

Royer, too, attended orientation, and picked up a slim stack of stationery and an ID before his lead evaporated last week.

If Smith were as superstitious as the Count, she would be knocking on the heartiest block of wood around.

No comments: