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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.
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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.
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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.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Democrat Al Franken clung to a 47-vote lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in the state's U.S. Senate recount, but the winner won't be known before January. The state Canvassing Board scheduled a Jan. 5 meeting and its chairman said the panel's work could spill into Jan. 6 -- the day the next Congress convenes. The two campaigns and the secretary of state's office are negotiating how to handle an estimated 1,600 improperly rejected absentee ballots. And the state Supreme Court heard arguments over a Coleman claim that about 130 ballots were counted twice.
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.
BUSINESS
November 15, 2000 | PETER G. GOSSELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Economists are growing increasingly edgy that presidential election recounts and the weak government that is likely to result could nudge an already slowing U.S. economy toward recession. That's quite a change from even a few weeks ago, when analysts said that one of the most remarkable aspects of this election season was how little attention corporate and financial America seemed to be paying to politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A supporter of Alberta Christy--who lost her bid for the Santa Ana City Council by 332 votes after holding an election night lead--has filed a petition for a recount with the Orange County registrar of voters. * Christy, a banker and neighborhood activist who has made three failed bids for a council seat, declined to discuss the petition, which was filed Monday to meet the registrar's deadline. "We're not to comment on that according to our attorney," Christy said Tuesday. Attorney Darryl R.
NEWS
November 12, 2001 | DOYLE McMANUS and BOB DROGIN and RICHARD O'REILLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed Florida's courts to finish their abortive recount of last year's deadlocked presidential election, President Bush probably still would have won by several hundred votes, a comprehensive study of the uncounted ballots has found.
WORLD
April 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country's contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him. The summit reflected Mugabe's growing isolation, as well as cracks in the usually uniform solidarity with him exhibited by the Southern African Development Community.
NEWS
February 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A research firm hired by news organizations began surveying an estimated 180,000 ballots that did not register a vote for president in an effort to create an independent record of the disputed election. The statewide review by the National Opinion Research Center, a nonprofit firm affiliated with the University of Chicago, is expected to take at least eight weeks and to cost $500,000.
NATIONAL
December 19, 2008 | Associated Press
Sen. Norm Coleman saw his lead over Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race dwindle to two votes Thursday. Meanwhile, a court ruling put hundreds of rejected ballots in play and promised the recount would drag into the new year. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that improperly rejected absentee ballots must be included in the recount. The ruling came as the state Canvassing Board erased what was once a 360-vote lead for Coleman.
WORLD
April 29, 2008 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
The two factions of Zimbabwe's divided opposition Movement for Democratic Change have reached a deal to cooperate in parliament and claimed Monday that some ruling party lawmakers had defected, steps that give them a solid parliamentary majority. The MDC factions together control 109 seats in the 210-member parliament following March 29 elections. An independent lawmaker, Jonathon Moyo, said Monday that he also might side with the opposition in the new parliament.
WORLD
April 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Zimbabwe began a partial recount of votes from March 29 elections, despite opposition efforts to block it and widespread fears that the political stalemate could erupt into violence. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, accused of treason by the government, said from Johannesburg, South Africa, that he feared being attacked or imprisoned if he returned to Zimbabwe. The recount in 23 of 210 constituencies could overturn the results of the parliamentary elections, which showed President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF losing its majority to Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change.
WORLD
April 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country's contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him. The summit reflected Mugabe's growing isolation, as well as cracks in the usually uniform solidarity with him exhibited by the Southern African Development Community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2007 | Nancy Wride, Times Staff Writer
The cliffhanger wore on Wednesday in the runoff election for a seat on the Los Angeles Community College District board, with challenger Roy Burns 88 votes ahead of incumbent Georgia L. Mercer in unofficial results -- and a hand count underway of 10,600 ballots. The Los Angeles city clerk, whose office conducted the election that saw about 130,000 votes cast, has three weeks to certify the election results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A state appeals court will weigh in on which Nguyen won the Feb. 7 election for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Garden Grove City Councilwoman Janet Nguyen was declared the winner after a recount, a decision upheld by Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner. Michael Schroeder, a lawyer for Garden Grove schools trustee Trung Nguyen, appealed the decision Wednesday, arguing that Brenner had misinterpreted the law in assessing how the recount was conducted.
NEWS
February 15, 2001 | Associated Press
House Democrats unveiled a task force Wednesday to look into voting problems in last year's election, as political maneuvering held up the launch of a bipartisan effort to delve into the same issue. House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri named Rep. Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, a member of the Black Congressional Caucus, to chair the task force, an appointment that underscored the importance of the issue to black voters.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The state's 67 county election supervisors gathered for the first time since the disputed presidential race and called on the Legislature to adopt uniform voting technology throughout the state. The Florida State Assn. of Supervisors of Elections also voted to find a single set of standards on how to conduct a recount. "We do not want to go through another election with the punch card ballot," said Kurt Browning, elections supervisor of Pasco County.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, more detailed review. Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2007 | Mike Anton, Times Staff Writer
Saying they preferred that a court sort out a contested ballot recount, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to delay naming the winner of the Feb. 6 election for one week. The decision came a day after Janet Nguyen claimed victory -- an announcement made a couple of hours before Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley certified that she had bested fellow Republican Trung Nguyen by seven votes in the race for the 1st District supervisorial seat.
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