Court Upholds Contested Re-Election of Incumbent San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy

Saskal, Rich
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/4/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32064, p30
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The article reports that a Superior Court judge upheld the official results of San Diego, California's November election, which gave Dick Murphy a second term as mayor. Almost immediately after the conclusion of a three-day trial, Judge Michael Brenner issued a ruling upholding the official results of the election, which gave Murphy a narrow 2,000-vote win over write-in challenger Donna Frye. The lawsuit was filed by several supporters of Frye, who documented that more than 5,000 voters had filled in Frye's name on their ballots, only to have their ballots tossed out because they had not filled in the bubble next to the "write-in" position on their machine-readable ballots.


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