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Augusta judicial candidate won’t get recount in election



A judicial candidate’s attempt to force a recount in her May 24 election has failed.

In an order signed July 14, Superior Court Chief Judge Daniel J. Craig granted the Richmond County Board of Elections’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by attorney Evita Paschall.

Paschall ran against atto...

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  1. SO THIS IS A CLEAR EXAMPLE WHY STATE OF GA needs rules protecting citizen votes. Paschall contended “a number of votes hadn’t been counted because more voters cast ballots than voted…”

    • Not so much. Her contention is that because races higher up the ballot received more votes than in her race, that somehow she was deprived of votes. It’s fairly common for “down-ballot” races to have fewer votes than those at the top of the ballot. It’s called “ballot fatigue” or “falloff,” as voters hit the high-profile races and then skip lower-level races.

  2. Ms. Paschall’s deficient filing for a recount belies her lack of legal knowledge and attention to detail, attributes that are requisite for a judge, let alone an attorney. We dodged a bullet, thanks to Judge Craig.

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