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Sniadecki appealing recount in South Bend school board race

Sniadecki appealing recount in South Bend school board race

Postby Happy Mom » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:16 pm

Sniadecki appealing recount in South Bend school board race
By Kevin Allen South Bend Tribune Jan 10, 2017 Updated 2 hrs ago (0)

Sniadecki to challenge recount result in South Bend school board race
Bill Sniadecki
SOUTH BEND — Bill Sniadecki, the former South Bend school board member who narrowly lost the District 3 race in November and later requested a recount, is appealing the recount commission's determination that he lost the election to Leslie Wesley.

Sniadecki filed the appeal on Tuesday in St. Joseph Circuit Court.

In the appeal, Sniadecki asserts that he requested a manual recount of the votes cast in the District 3 race, but the recount commission manually counted all of the ballots in only three of the district's 27 precincts. Sniadecki also contends in the appeal that absentee ballots in some precincts might have been delivered to polling places but not inserted into the tabulating machines for counting.

The three-person recount commission held the District 3 recount on Dec. 13 and determined that Wesley won the election by receiving 4,116 votes compared with 4,069 votes for Sniadecki. A third candidate, Scott Siler, received 2,864 votes.

Sniadecki was seeking a fourth term on the school board.

Chris Potts, the South Bend lawyer that Judge David Ready appointed to oversee the recount, told The Tribune last month that the commission followed an appropriate procedure. Potts said the commission's "responsibility was to find irregularities" such as absentee ballots that might have gone uncounted. "At the end of the day, we marked seven ballots out of the entire total that were potentially subject to some sort of review by the court," Potts said in December. ... 73924.html
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