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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2000
A week after an investigation was launched into the two-vote victory of a Baltimore Teachers Union president, the election committee is asking the American Federation of Teachers to oversee the local union until the dispute is resolved. Ernestine LeCator, BTU election committee chairwoman, planned to send a letter yesterday to the American Federation of Teachers President Sandra Feldman asking for a national official to monitor daily operations of the 7,000-member union pending the outcome of an inquiry into the election of Sharon Blake.
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By Heather Goddard | March 7, 2004
Twenty-one months down, eight months to go in the long, long race to the White House: 645: Days since former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, became the first Democrat to file an intention to run for president with the Federal Election Committee (May 31, 2002) 461: Days since de facto Democratic nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry, threw his hat in the ring (Dec. 1, 2002) 307: Days since the first Democratic presidential debate (May 4, 2003, the earliest ever) 25: Number of states and territories yet to hold primaries $145.
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NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | May 14, 1993
The Long Reach village election committee will announce its ruling tonight on a disputed Columbia Council election.The losing candidate, Roy T. Lyons, challenged the April 24 election after discovering that two apartment building owners, who cast 276 votes on behalf of tenants, had swung the outcome in favor of his opponent, three-term council member Gail Bailey.The election committee has received legal advice from a Rockville law firm and will present its report at 7:30 p.m. at Stonehouse in the Long Reach Village Center.
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By Robert Ruby and Robert Ruby,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 17, 2002
BAGHDAD, Iraq - With the head of the election committee expressing no surprise at the results, Iraq announced yesterday that Saddam Hussein won 100 percent of the votes cast Tuesday on whether he should remain president. It sets a record that even Hussein will find impossible to beat. Izzat Ibrahim, vice chairman of the ruling Revolutionary Command Council and head of the election committee, said that each and every voter marked his ballot "yes" to Hussein staying in power. The final tally was 11,425,658 to zero.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | April 20, 1999
The losing candidate in Saturday's race for the Long Reach village seat on the Columbia Council asked for a recount yesterday. Deborah Tolson, who lost to incumbent council representative Cecilia Januszkiewicz by 13 votes, submitted her request in writing to the village's three-member Election Committee. Tolson, a community activist making her first bid for local office, received 101 votes to 114 for Januszkiewicz, an assistant state attorney general. John Snyder, chairman of the Long Reach election committee, said Tolson's request has been forwarded to the village attorney, Thomas M. Meachum, for review.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1999
The losing candidate in last month's race for the Long Reach seat on the Columbia Council has filed a petition in Howard County Circuit Court seeking to prevent the incumbent from holding that seat.Deborah Tolson, who lost the April 17 election by 13 votes, filed a request for an injunction Wednesday, naming as co-defendants the Columbia Association and the Long Reach Community Association.Officials from the Columbia Association and the village board confirmed receipt of the petition yesterday.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
In Sunday's Howard section, an article about the Columbia zTC Council election incorrectly described who the Long Reach election committee said should take responsibility for the April 24 vote. The committee said the "conduct of this election . . . is the responsibility of the" Long Reach Community Association.The Sun regrets the errors.Two Columbia Council candidates who both claimed victorin the recent election may be forced into a rematch, unless legal maneuvering scuttles a plan announced Friday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Heather Goddard | March 7, 2004
Twenty-one months down, eight months to go in the long, long race to the White House: 645: Days since former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, became the first Democrat to file an intention to run for president with the Federal Election Committee (May 31, 2002) 461: Days since de facto Democratic nominee, Sen. John F. Kerry, threw his hat in the ring (Dec. 1, 2002) 307: Days since the first Democratic presidential debate (May 4, 2003, the earliest ever) 25: Number of states and territories yet to hold primaries $145.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
The losing candidate in last month's race for the Columbia Council seat in Long Reach village has until tomorrow to provide documentation substantiating her allegation that the election was "tainted" and should be overturned. Deborah Tolson, who lost to incumbent Cecilia Januszkiewicz by 13 votes in the April 17 election, has been asked by the Long Reach election committee to deliver evidence supporting her claim that residents were "unlawfully" turned away from the polls and that the voting logbook contained "address discrepancies" and "questionable highlighted segments."
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
A supporter for local NAACP presidential candidate Larry Young said yesterday the election committee had "hijacked the process" by leaving the former state senator's name off the ballot Tuesday. C. Patrick Blake, a Young supporter, also called "totally erroneous" the finding that some of the people who had signed Young's nominating papers were ineligible to do so because they were not members in good standing. "The people who signed are current officers of the Baltimore City branch," said Blake.
NEWS
April 2, 2002
For the first time, Long Reach Community Association will mail ballots for village elections to each household in the village. Owners and tenants of Long Reach lien-paying properties are entitled to vote in the annual elections. One ownership vote and one tenancy vote is allowed per household. Absentee ballots should be requested, in writing, no later than April 10, or they can be picked up at Stonehouse, 8775 Cloudleap Court, until April 19. Absentee ballots must be returned to Stonehouse by 6 p.m. April 19 or to a member of the Long Reach election committee by midnight.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 10, 2001
MINSK, Belarus -- The dictatorial leader of Belarus claimed a crushing election victory early today over opponents who hoped to ease state control of the economy and end political repression. Election officials said last night that President Alexander Lukashenko held a lead of 78 percent, with three-quarters of the vote counted. Shortly after midnight, Lukashenko went on Belarus television to claim an "elegant victory." But Lukashenko's chief rival in the contest, Vladimir Goncharik, accused the president of election fraud.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
A supporter for local NAACP presidential candidate Larry Young said yesterday the election committee had "hijacked the process" by leaving the former state senator's name off the ballot Tuesday. C. Patrick Blake, a Young supporter, also called "totally erroneous" the finding that some of the people who had signed Young's nominating papers were ineligible to do so because they were not members in good standing. "The people who signed are current officers of the Baltimore City branch," said Blake.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2000
The American Federation of Teachers has ordered the Baltimore Teachers Union to throw out results of its May election for teacher chapter president and hold new balloting, exacerbating tensions within the fractured group. After investigating a challenge to the two-vote victory of Sharon Blake over Marietta A. English, the AFT concluded that local union members should be given a "fresh opportunity to express their preferences in a rerun that is free from material irregularities." Other officers in the teacher chapter - several of whose contests were decided by fewer than 20 votes - also would have to run again in the new election.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2000
A week after an investigation was launched into the two-vote victory of a Baltimore Teachers Union president, the election committee is asking the American Federation of Teachers to oversee the local union until the dispute is resolved. Ernestine LeCator, BTU election committee chairwoman, planned to send a letter yesterday to the American Federation of Teachers President Sandra Feldman asking for a national official to monitor daily operations of the 7,000-member union pending the outcome of an inquiry into the election of Sharon Blake.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2000
The American Federation of Teachers governing board is expected to recommend today an investigation into the spring election of a Baltimore Teachers Union president who ousted the incumbent leader by two votes. Jamie Horwitz, an AFT spokesman, said the national union's executive council will vote at the end of its weeklong convention in Philadelphia today on whether to investigate complaints stemming from the election of longtime teacher Sharon Blake as head of the 7,000-member Baltimore Teachers Union.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | June 3, 1993
Just days before Long Reach village voters are set to go back to the polls, Columbia Council candidate Gail Bailey wants a judge to tell them not to bother.Ms. Bailey, the apparent victor in the disputed April 24 election, has sued in Howard Circuit Court seeking an injunction preventing the village from holding a new election Saturday. She would prefer that Judge Raymond Kane Jr. validate voting results that originally showed her to be a 386-to-157 winner."I still believe I won the election," she said.
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | June 17, 1993
Long Reach village officials have told former Columbia Councilwoman Gail Bailey that if she wants to challenge her June 5 election loss to Roy T. Lyons, she'll have to prove her claim that ineligible voters cast ballots.Dr. Bailey said she believes that individuals "who did not qualify as owners or tenants" were allowed to vote in her 227-to-178 defeat.The village board met in a closed session Tuesday night. It announced yesterday that it would review and decide the validity of each challenged vote if Dr. Bailey provides a list of individuals she believes were ineligible to vote and why."
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1999
Long Reach officials wrongfully turned residents away in last month's Columbia Council election, a village committee conceded last night, but the results will not be changed.The three-member committee unanimously agreed that four residents who were denied ballots, or whose ballots were not counted in the race between incumbent Cecilia Januszkiewicz and challenger Deborah Tolson, should have been allowed to vote.Januszkiewicz won the April 17 election by 13 votes out of 215 cast.Januszkiewicz's husband, M. Albert Figinski, who attended the meeting in her place, said: "The election was certified on the day of the election, it remains certified and my wife remains the winner."
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
The losing candidate in last month's race for the Columbia Council seat in Long Reach village has until tomorrow to provide documentation substantiating her allegation that the election was "tainted" and should be overturned. Deborah Tolson, who lost to incumbent Cecilia Januszkiewicz by 13 votes in the April 17 election, has been asked by the Long Reach election committee to deliver evidence supporting her claim that residents were "unlawfully" turned away from the polls and that the voting logbook contained "address discrepancies" and "questionable highlighted segments."
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