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Write-in Results: Round 2

November 15, 2006

Well, I have run into an interesting little bit of information. According to the CoE office, only Christine O’Donnell’s write-in tally will be available. For the other numbers, we will have to wait until the beginning of the next year. I have written back to the CoE to find out why this is, but have yet to receive a response. Once I get one, it will be posted here.

 UPDATE: I have received a reply from Frank Calio and have replied back to him. See below for the transcript.

Mr. Calio,

     Thank you for your prompt reply. I didn’t realize that you were going out of your normal procedure for Christine. However, if the information for the other write-in candidates has been tallied with Christine’s and your office has that information would you be willing to provide at least the write-ins for Karen E. Peterson to me? A simple spreadsheet, as was provided to me by your receptionist of the Sussex county write-ins before they were made generally available, will be suitable.

Thanks in advance,

Joseph J. Madjeski

 

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On 11/16/06, Calio Frank B (Elect_COE) <Frank.Calio@state.de.us> wrote:

Mr. Madjeski,

      The only reason we will post Ms. O’Donnell’s votes is that she announced she would be having an organized write-in campaign; none of the other write-ins, which number in the hundreds are announced.

      If you wish to see the names of the other write-ins they should be available by the first of the year when we print the election results book.

      Please watch our web site; when all of her votes are certified we will post them on our site. Thanks for your interest.

Frank B. Calio

State Elections Commissioner

111 S. West St., Suite 10

Dover , DE 19904

Phone: 302,739.4277

Fax: 302.739.6794

e-mail: Frank.Calio@state. de.us <mail to: Frank.Calio @state. de.us>

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Anon permalink
    November 15, 2006 1:29 pm

    So what, when they went through the paper rolls the first time they didn’t realize those scribbles between Christine’s names were votes?

  2. November 15, 2006 4:39 pm

    That’s what I’m wondering. How can they tally for just one candidate? Conversely, if they are tallying all of the votes, why can’t I get that information if they have it?

  3. Anon (again) permalink
    November 15, 2006 5:42 pm

    So is there any word out yet? Nothing on their site….

  4. November 15, 2006 5:47 pm

    No, the office has closed for the day with no response to my email. Guess I’ll have to bother them again tomorrow!

  5. November 15, 2006 11:15 pm

    This is unreal. Early next year?….What the hell is the problem? Joe, what is the email address. I’ll post it and ask people to write in and ask what is going on.

  6. November 16, 2006 1:43 am

    I would like an accounting of the count..let’s have a massive call/write in.

  7. November 16, 2006 5:47 am

    I’m going to call the office today and find out why first. I’d hate to generate a lot of trouble for the CoE if there’s a prefectly reasonable explanation. I’ll have an update today.

  8. November 16, 2006 4:07 pm

    So all the people who wrote “Al Mascitti’s Mom” are slowing down the process.

  9. Anon (againx3) permalink
    November 17, 2006 8:57 am

    Delawareliberal: are you serious thats whats slowing it down? My bad.

  10. kaydee permalink
    November 19, 2006 9:06 pm

    Delaware code states that the write-in votes are to be announced once they are tallied.

    (d) After the counting is completed, the clerks shall compare their tallies and add up the number of votes cast for each person in the presence of the inspector and judges. They shall then announce the names of the persons voted for and the total number of votes cast for each person. The 1st copy paper tape (with zero count certification) from each voting machine assigned to the election district shall be placed in the envelope and shall be delivered to the Prothonotary. (21 Del. Laws, c. 38, §§ 23, 24; Code 1915, §§ 1777, 1778; Code 1935, §§ 1866, 1867; 15 Del. C. 1953, § 4978; 49 Del. Laws, c. 294, § 20; 50 Del. Laws, c. 172, § 6; 57 Del. Laws, c. 567, § 43; 58 Del. Laws, c. 148, § 95; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 506, §§ 10-13.)

  11. November 20, 2006 5:20 pm

    Interesting. This suggests that the tallies have been counted and should be available to the general public, if requested. Thanks, Kaydee.

  12. November 21, 2006 8:26 am

    The entire write in process we saw this year was a charade and those voters were “used”.

    If abortion was really important to some folks what would happen today if Roe V Wade was overturned? The states would be free to impose restrictions to or outlaw abortion if the state legislature and Governor agreed. The effort for the write in campaign should have been focused on supporting the means to enact this sort of change.

    Mike Protack

  13. November 21, 2006 8:59 am

    The entire write in process we saw this year was a charade and those voters were ‘used’.

    I’m not sure what you mean here, Mike. Care to qualify that?

    If abortion was really important to some folks what would happen today if Roe V Wade was overturned? The states would be free to impose restrictions to or outlaw abortion if the state legislature and Governor agreed. The effort for the write in campaign should have been focused on supporting the means to enact this sort of change.

    While I don’t think Roe V. Wade should ever be overturned, this argument has a little bit of merit. Christine had one trick, and preaching to the choir, she was able to get the churchies to the polls. She was able to get a remarkable number of volunteers for hand-outs, signs, and at the polling places. Considering that fact that she was only strong on one issue, that energy may have been better directed towards an effort against that one issue. However, it is not for me to decide how a person decides to best display their conviction.

    Also, while I do think her crazier-than-a-football-bat energy could have been better focused, I don’t think that counts towards “using” her constituency.

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