Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Donnelly: All votes should be counted

Rep. Margaret Donnelly, D-St. Louis, has filed suit to have all rejected ballots counted as the recount in the Democratic attorney general race takes place.

Mrs. Donnelly called for the recount after a narrow loss to Sen. Chris Koster, D-Harrisonville, earlier this month:

In her lawsuit Monday, Donnelly said she was told by Carnahan's office that the re-count would not include absentee and provisional ballots that local election authorities decided should not be counted.

Donnelly's suit claims the number of ballots in question is equal to or greater than her margin of defeat.

Besides naming Carnahan and Koster, the lawsuit also lists as defendants the election officials in 26 voting jurisdictions around Missouri.

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