Friday, November 7, 2014

Update: First Essex House District

Dear Friends,

I am not conceding.

The 38 provisional ballots were processed this morning by the Newburyport City Clerk’s office.  In a very thorough and transparent process witnessed by myself, Councilor Kelcourse and others, 23 of these ballots were deemed valid and appropriate for tallying and 15 were deemed invalid.

Of the 23 ballots counted, the net impact on this election is that James Kelcourse's total increased by 2 votes.  Therefore, Councilor Kelcourse holds a lead of 11 votes across the District. 

Over 17,000 voters cast ballots in Amesbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury.  The difference between us is less than 1/10th of 1 percent.

While a timely accounting of ballots is important, the most important result is an accurate accounting of the votes.

Over the weekend, I will be evaluating my options, which include petitioning for a recount, to ensure that the will of the voters has been upheld.

Sincerely,

Ed Cameron


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck pal you gunna get 12 of the remaining 15 ballots? When pigs fly connecticut boy. Why get your panties in a bunch we all know when hillary the ugly comes to town in 2 yrs you'll probably get it back so tell Donna & the machine to get a snackpack, take a chill pill & simmah down. At least you guys give us a couple good laughs and truly, we need the comedy relief.

ECC said...

Clearly you don't know me....I'm not from Connecticut....not that there's anything wrong with that.