Sunday, June 15, 2014

Opponents of Pocatello LGBT Ordinance Won't Give Up On Recall Effort

Posted By on Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Opponents of Pocatello's anti-discrimination ordinance, following a losing effort to have the law overturned in the May 20 primary, aren't giving up easily. They're now turning to the Idaho Attorney General's Office, hoping for a recount.

This morning's Idaho State Journal reports that after initially asking for a partial recount, they're now looking for a recanvass of all of Pocatello's 39 precincts, after their campaign to overturn the ordinance lost by 80 votes. The full recount is expected to cost the group $3,900.

The so-called "Vote Yes" group which, in fact, wanted voters to reject the ordinance, accused Bannock County election officials of not adequately responding to the group's request to inspect certain ballots, a list of volunteers with access to the ballots and the names of people who transcribed votes from paper ballots.

The Vote Yes group submitted its formal recount request to Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden on June 12.

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