It’s what Etheridge does by nature.
Dave C. warned you and now it has been confirmed, Etheridge is demanding a recount. Here’s an email I just got from Renee Ellmers’ campaign…
Election night, after the ten counties in my district had reported their votes, I led Bob Etheridge by 2,100 votes. (That number is crucial because under North Carolina law Congressman Etheridge is not entitled to an ‘automatic recount’ if he trails by more than 1% – or 1,888 votes.)
Then, yesterday afternoon – unexpectedly – the vote totals changed. The State Board of Elections reported my lead had dropped to 1,600 votes. Two hours later Bob Etheridge announced he intended to call for a recount.
As a result, last night my campaign began hiring attorneys – eleven attorneys in all. One in each county to monitor each recount and an attorney to work with the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Right now, our best estimate of the minimum cost we face is $50,000. But, of course, my campaign spent every penny we had before the election.
Please help if you can. I did. She beat him fair and square.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
Who are you?
2,214 110 year olds voted in North Carolina this year in either early voting or by mail. There was also a 154 year old and a 160 year old. I’m sure there is no fraud there.