Even though Democrat Dianne Byrum gained votes in Ingham Countys four-day recount of the 8th Congressional District election, the state senators deficit still leaves questions of whether she will be able to overturn state-certified results.The recount gave Byrum, of Onondaga, a net gain of 33 votes, lessening the margin between her and GOP opponent state Sen.
MASON - Recounts arent always as easy as they should be. The Board of State Canvassers voted Wednesday night to allow 10 precincts - eight of those from East Lansing - to be recounted in the 8th Congressional District race after questions over the validity of some ballots arose. Problems with the eight East Lansing precincts arose when officials discovered numbers appearing on the ballot boxes did not match official numbers recorded in poll books. The vote came as good news to Democratic candidate Dianne Byrums campaign, which trailed Republican Mike Rogers by 160 votes before recounts began at her request.
With Floridas election locked in a recount battle and a recount for Michigans 8th Congressional District beginning today, some third-party candidates are questioning the integrity of the major parties.In turn, some major party supporters are pointing the blame for Novembers close elections at the third-party movement.Some people within the Green Party were getting death threats, said Bonnie Bucqueroux, the Green Partys 8th Congressional District candidate.
With only two weeks left for bills in the House and Senate to become law before this years session ends, some lawmakers are scrambling to see their legislation through.With more than 1,000 bills introduced every session, and only about 100 passing, its common to end a session with almost a thousand failing.Some lawmakers say the lack of time doesnt deter them from trying to speed up their efforts; it makes business more hectic.State House Rep.