Sunday, November 14, 2010

Steakley Reportedly Plans Election Lawsuit

The man who lost the state Senate race by less than 200 votes reportedly plans to file a contest of the election results.  Republican Gary Steakley says reports of allegedly illegal activity calls into question the results of the race.  Putnam County election officials said Friday that seals on some of the voting machines were improperly broken, but said they were confident that the numbers reported on election night were accurate.  Steakley told the commission that he is not so sure and says he wants an independent, third-party investigation of the matter.  Meanwhile, the state Republican Party is also calling on the State Election Commission to investigate what they call "several reports of voting irregularities."  State law outlines the process by which candidates can contest election results.