Re: Re: Could you check this for me?

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 11:37:16 CDT

On Tuesday 10 May 2005 03:17, Arthur Keller wrote:
> >The certification process would be relatively fast, ensuring
> > enough time for recounts. This is an issue, since recounts
> > have to be completed AFTER certification but before the
> > deadline that the state has set up.

Recounts have to be started after the initial count, and
completed soon enough, well before certification, to allow time
for further court action. Certification ends the election
process, and disallows further challenges. It is still possible
to reexamine the votes for various purposes after certification,
but no longer possible to change the election result.

> Actually, we want the initial count to happen quickly, since
> we can't have a recount until after the initial count.  In the
> case of a Presidential election, we need the initial count and
> recounts (if any) to occur before the state selection of
> electors for the electoral college.
> Best regards,
> Arthur

Edward Cherlin
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