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Election 2009: Saga continues in Rogaland. 793 ballot papers from Sandnes missing. Things have gone from bad to worse regarding Rogaland’s result for this year’s general election. First, the political balance was altered after a miscalculation was discovered, and now it turns out that ballot papers from a constituency in Sandnes had been omitted from the original vote-count. A recount was ordered by the county election committee after the error was discovered.

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Election 2009: Saga continues in Rogaland

Published on Monday, 21st September, 2009 at 19:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 22nd September 2009 at 14:47.

793 ballot papers from Sandnes missing.

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Things have gone from bad to worse regarding Rogaland’s result for this year’s general election. First, the political balance was altered after a miscalculation was discovered, and now it turns out that ballot papers from a constituency in Sandnes had been omitted from the original vote-count.

A recount was ordered by the county election committee after the error was discovered.

“We will have to complete a full recount of all the ballots to avoid any speculation round the election result,” Tom Tvedt, head of the committee tells NRK.

But as this is now the second incident, it may be too late to prevent any further conjecture.

A case of shutting the parliamentary gates after the counting-horse has bolted.

 




Published on Monday, 21st September, 2009 at 19:07 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 22nd September 2009 at 14:47.

This post has the following tags: election, 2009, rogaland, recount, missing, ballot, papers, sandnes, result.





  
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