Monday, May 27, 2013
Tomorrow Marty Leonard Will Be Clutching Her Pearls Overseeing The TRWD Board Election Recount
Apparently TRWD Board Member, Marty Leonard, will be anxiously clutching her pearls whilst overseeing the impartiality and accountability of the recount.
Below is what Mr. Basham had to say about tomorrow's recount and related issues....
Okay, so I've paid my $14,000 to the TRWD, put together a group of lawyers and "observers", and I'm preparing for tomorrow's beginning to the recount.
Funny thing.... The TRWD must designate a "Recount Coordinator" to oversee the impartiality and accountability of the recount.... and that person is...drumroll... Marty Leonard...
Oh, well.... There will be 5 counting tables with 3 "counters" at each table recounting the ballots by hand (starting of course with the paper ballots, which I'm told is well over half)...
Then every candidate who is on the ballot is allowed to designate ONE person to each of the three counters at each table.... (good thing we ran as a three slate team)....
So we will start this process tomorrow morning at 9am in the warehouse of the Elections Department.... And will count until no later than 6pm.... this repeats daily until all ballots are counted or I call it off.
But not to worry.... If I still don't pick up the 90 votes needed in recount I can always run next year..... errr oh wait.... Charlie Geren steps in and changes the play (it's a sneak).... He has MOVED next year's election to 2015!
Yep, it's true, and the Governor just signed it.... Such is life in the cesspool of Fort Worth politics.
Oh, and Happy Memorial Day.