Unofficial Election Returns
State of Missouri General Election – November 2, 2010 General Election
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
U.S. Representative – District 3
Precincts Reporting 311 of 311
Carnahan, Russ DEM 99,011 48.9%
Martin, Ed REP 94,593 46.7%
Hedrick, Steven R. LIB 5,757 2.8%
Ivanovich, Nicholas J. (Nick) CST 3,151 1.6%
Wallner, Brian WI 59 .0%
Total Votes 202,571
From the Ed Martin (r-email, what e-mail?) campaign:
Ed Martin for Congress
News and Information from the Ed Martin for Congress Campaign
Democracy is precious, and the very cornerstone of our representative republic is free and fair elections. Losing by a handful of votes in a fair contest is tough, but our team could handle it.
In the case of this election, the facts are not adding up to a fair election. The three glaring factors which stand out involve the Secretary of State’s office, the sole decision of a newly appointed Democratic chair at the City Elections Board, and an unprecedented number of votes coming in late from the city and county.
The Secretary of State first of all is Congressman Carnahan’s sister, Robin Carnahan. She reported having irregularities and computer glitches early in the day. We have heard from countless voters who want those problems scrutinized. Many point out that the for three years the Department of Justice pursued a case against Missouri for failing to clean up the process. “When filed in 2005, one-third of Missouri counties had more registered voters than voting-age residents. What’s more, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan,… contended that her office had no obligation to ensure individual counties were complying with the federal law mandating a cleanup of their voter rolls.” (Wall Street Journal, John Fund, July 8, 2010)
People also question the motive behind a newly appointed St. Louis City Board of Elections Democratic Chairwoman, Eileen McCann, hiring a security company with close ties to Congressman Carnahan. Special Services was called on by Congressman Carnahan to do security for him as recently as August 26th. Carnahan paid the company $1400 at that time which can be seen in a quick review of his FEC filing.
Then just before midnight seven precincts within the city and county delivered an astounshing late night dump of votes. In such a hotly contested race and with so many voters concerned it only makes sense to make sure in fact every vote counts.
For this reason, we will continue to fight. Our supporters who struggled and worked deserve our best efforts. Further, the voters of the district deserve to have the cloud lifted from the election by either revealing a reasonable explanation for the amazing, last minute results or by identifying the misconduct and hopefully those responsible. If you witnessed anything out of the ordinary, we invite you to use our online form to report details. We will pass these on to the investigative authority.
Please help us continue this fight. We budgeted our race to leave it all “on the field” – we did not plan on losing. You contribution will help us over the next few weeks cover the expenses of reviewing records and investigating the procedures at work. Any amount, $100, $50, or even $10 will help defray the costs.
Thank you for your continued support. We’ll see where this all goes.
“…Then just before midnight seven precincts within the city and county delivered an astounshing [sic] late night dump of votes…”
They must have gotten caught somewhere between astonishing and astounding near Conspiracyville in Persecution Complex County.
“…Any amount, $100, $50, or even $10 will help defray the costs….”