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The Orange-1 recount matter is now concluded. What lessons can be learned? I wish to highlight two lessons that I hope were learned. First, I hope that representatives learned that representatives should NEVER count ballots in the election of peers. … Continue reading
The matter of the Orange-1 recount had an unexpected abrupt ending. It was called off the day it was to begin. There was no recount, and Robert Frenier was declared the winner over Susan Hatch Davis. The recount was set … Continue reading
The previous six posts have discussed the recount of the election in the Orange-1 district in the Vermont House of Representatives, and my concerns with the process. In this post I make a suggestion for consideration. See the report dated … Continue reading
In the previous five posts I discussed the facts in the case of the Orange-1 recount, and four issues that I see in this matter. Elections are often not as perfect as one would like. The important thing is to … Continue reading
The fourth issue in the Orange-1 recount is whether or not the legislative branch of Vermont government is properly doing its job in this matter. The Vermont Constitution says that the House of Representatives “shall have power to … judge of the elections … Continue reading
The third issue in the Orange-1 recount is whether or not the executive branch of Vermont government is properly doing its job in this matter. The Office of the Secretary of State plays a major role in overseeing elections. In … Continue reading
The second issue in the Orange-1 recount matter is timeliness. It is now more than three months after the general election on November 8, 2016 and there is still no final decision in the election for the second representative from … Continue reading
The first issue in the Orange-1 recount matter is time and expense. The Legislature has invested considerable time in this matter: something like six to seven days in the House Committee on Government Operations; six to seven hours in the … Continue reading
The Vermont House of Representatives is currently involved in a contested election for one of its members. The House district “Orange-1” consists of six towns in Orange county that collectively elect two representatives. Citizens vote for two candidates from a … Continue reading