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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to "change" the outcome of last month's San Diego City Council 6th District primary, supporters of candidate Valerie Stallings on Tuesday requested a recount that they hope will give her the 14 additional votes needed to oust Councilman Bruce Henderson. In an admittedly long-shot attempt to preclude the need for next month's runoff, two Stallings supporters formally requested a recount of the three-candidate Sept. 17 primary, in which Stallings drew 49.
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May 4, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Iraqi election officials on Monday launched a recount of votes cast in Baghdad during March elections but almost immediately drew fire from a key supporter of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, whose party initially requested the second tally. The dispute further dimmed prospects for the quick formation of a new government. Iraq's independent election commission said it would take "two weeks or even three" to finish the recount. Iraqis and Western observers fear stretching out the formation of the new government could further allow security to deteriorate and endanger a plan to pull about 50,000 American troops out of the country by September.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When asked to pick a candidate running for the 20th state Senate District in the Valley, more than 9,300 people voting in the June 2 primary left their ballots blank, deciding not to vote for anyone. Or did they? In every election in Los Angeles County, a few voters who go to the polls or mail in absentee ballots don't punch their ballot cards with enough gusto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A recount of votes in the Board of Supervisors race in the March 2 election will start today and will take at least a week, according to Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend. The recount was requested by candidate Linda Soubirous, who lost the chance for a runoff with incumbent Bob Buster by less than one-tenth of a percentage point. In the three-way race for the county's 1st District seat, Buster received 50.09% of the 49,175 votes cast; Soubirous got 34.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A recount of votes in the Board of Supervisors race in the March 2 election will start today and will take at least a week, according to Registrar of Voters Mischelle Townsend. The recount was requested by candidate Linda Soubirous, who lost the chance for a runoff with incumbent Bob Buster by less than one-tenth of a percentage point. In the three-way race for the county's 1st District seat, Buster received 50.09% of the 49,175 votes cast; Soubirous got 34.
NEWS
September 10, 1986 | United Press International
A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision written by Supreme Court nominee Antonin Scalia, Tuesday threw out a challenge to Indiana Rep. Frank McCloskey's victory in one of the closest House elections of this century. A three-judge panel of the appeals court for the District of Columbia said that the Constitution clearly makes the House the only judge of who has won an election. The appeals court agreed with a federal district judge who had dismissed the lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992 | LEN HALL
A recount of the June 2 Dana Point City Council election was called off Tuesday after two days of counting showed little change in the results, a county official said. Registrar of Voters Donald Tanney said nearly 4,700 ballots, including 1,728 absentee ballots, were recounted, revealing only some "minor changes." During the process, City Councilwoman Judy Curreri, the top vote-getter in the election, picked up three votes, and William L.
WORLD
May 4, 2010 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Iraqi election officials on Monday launched a recount of votes cast in Baghdad during March elections but almost immediately drew fire from a key supporter of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki, whose party initially requested the second tally. The dispute further dimmed prospects for the quick formation of a new government. Iraq's independent election commission said it would take "two weeks or even three" to finish the recount. Iraqis and Western observers fear stretching out the formation of the new government could further allow security to deteriorate and endanger a plan to pull about 50,000 American troops out of the country by September.
NEWS
April 30, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
After a recount of votes, John K. Van de Kamp on Sunday belatedly--and by the skin of his teeth--won the endorsement of the California Democratic Party in his campaign for the governorship. At the same time, he prepared to wrap up his costly, time-consuming and elaborate ballot initiative preparations for the general election in November, freeing him to concentrate on his neck-and-neck June primary election race with Dianne Feinstein.
NEWS
September 8, 1985 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a nasty day in court last week in downtown Los Angeles. A Hermosa Beach woman was ordered to reveal how often she sleeps at her boyfriend's house. The woman, a hairdresser, acquiesced, peering incredulously at Superior Court Judge Philip M. Saeta. Hermosa Beach Councilman Tony DeBellis, who lives with his girlfriend, was summoned from his sickbed to explain why his girlfriend was properly registered to vote in the special election over a beachfront hotel and he was not.
NEWS
November 13, 2001 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Could Al Gore have won? That question lingers in the aftermath of an unprecedented inspection and analysis of 175,010 presidential ballots that were rejected by tabulating machines or county canvassing boards during last year's 36-day presidential election recount struggle in Florida. Gore partisans have charged ever since that the Democratic candidate was unfairly denied the White House because the U.S. Supreme Court interceded to suspend the counting of disputed Florida ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the nation lies mired in legal battles over who will be the next president, the question for Simi Valley is who will be the next parks director. For two days about 20 workers in the basement of the Ventura County Government Center have been steadily recounting votes, minus the lawyers and supercharged rhetoric surrounding the recent presidential recounts in Florida.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1998 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When asked to pick a candidate running for the 20th state Senate District in the Valley, more than 9,300 people voting in the June 2 primary left their ballots blank, deciding not to vote for anyone. Or did they? In every election in Los Angeles County, a few voters who go to the polls or mail in absentee ballots don't punch their ballot cards with enough gusto.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Officials of the Long Beach city clerk's office on Tuesday blamed employee error for an election snafu that turned a City Council candidate's narrow victory into a one-vote loss, but they insisted that the current results are accurate and verifiable. In a public explanation before the City Council Tuesday, Deputy City Clerk Deborah Wright said that "simple human exhaustion" probably led to the office's failure to count seven ballots in the race for the 7th District council seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992 | LEN HALL
A recount of the June 2 Dana Point City Council election was called off Tuesday after two days of counting showed little change in the results, a county official said. Registrar of Voters Donald Tanney said nearly 4,700 ballots, including 1,728 absentee ballots, were recounted, revealing only some "minor changes." During the process, City Councilwoman Judy Curreri, the top vote-getter in the election, picked up three votes, and William L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1992 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Call him paranoid, cautious or just careful, but William L. Ossenmacher is not feeling secure as Dana Point's newest city councilman. An 18-vote victory margin in the council race June 2 and a recount looming this week do not generate feelings of confidence. A recount could offer a surprise, he said. "I guess I'm not convinced I'm in yet.
NEWS
May 2, 1991 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recount this week of the ballots cast in the April 16 municipal elections has confirmed that City Council candidate Jean Sanders made it into the June runoff by one vote. Sanders was one of four candidates in the April election trying to oust incumbent Councilwoman Jane D. Robbins. Robbins garnered 38.1% of the vote, but it was not enough to avoid the June 4 runoff for the District 4 council seat. In the April election, Sanders came in second with 19.
NEWS
June 30, 1994 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Officials of the Long Beach city clerk's office on Tuesday blamed employee error for an election snafu that turned a City Council candidate's narrow victory into a one-vote loss, but they insisted that the current results are accurate and verifiable. In a public explanation before the City Council Tuesday, Deputy City Clerk Deborah Wright said that "simple human exhaustion" probably led to the office's failure to count seven ballots in the race for the 7th District council seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to "change" the outcome of last month's San Diego City Council 6th District primary, supporters of candidate Valerie Stallings on Tuesday requested a recount that they hope will give her the 14 additional votes needed to oust Councilman Bruce Henderson. In an admittedly long-shot attempt to preclude the need for next month's runoff, two Stallings supporters formally requested a recount of the three-candidate Sept. 17 primary, in which Stallings drew 49.
NEWS
May 2, 1991 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recount this week of the ballots cast in the April 16 municipal elections has confirmed that City Council candidate Jean Sanders made it into the June runoff by one vote. Sanders was one of four candidates in the April election trying to oust incumbent Councilwoman Jane D. Robbins. Robbins garnered 38.1% of the vote, but it was not enough to avoid the June 4 runoff for the District 4 council seat. In the April election, Sanders came in second with 19.
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