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    ichibon

    Cucinelli was the one who directed the local board to make that ruling in the middle of vote counting.

    That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

    by concernedamerican on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 06:53:31 AM PST

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      This wasn't a change for counting, per se. It was a change in whether voters could send representatives in their stead during the board meeting -- and apparently, from the SBE's perspective, not a change at all, since it had never approved any other procedure.

      SBE said that it acted on its own initiative, but in accordance with legal guidance from "a career Senior Assistant Attorney General, counsel to the Board" -- not a directive from the Cooch.

      It's unlikely that this procedural change had any effect on which votes were counted: being represented at the meeting is neither necessary nor sufficient. At any rate, making the change actually prevented a possible equal protection objection. The GOP's gripe in Fairfax now is that the board unanimously voted against them (in almost every case) about which ballots to count.

      "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

      by HudsonValleyMark on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:03:13 AM PST

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