Tie-breaker controversy in Cumberland

Tie-breaker controversy in Cumberland

There are 3 comments on the WPRI Providence and Rhode Island story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Tie-breaker controversy in Cumberland. In it, WPRI Providence and Rhode Island reports that:

The lawyer for one of Cumberland's Council-At-Large candidates is promising a legal fight after the town's Board of Canvassers decided on a controversial tie-breaker. A recount of the results from last week's ...

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Tom Letourneau

Cumberland, RI

#1 Sep 17, 2008
As a person that is, basically, a Republican,I cannot understand why a "Republican" lawyer (Mr. Brandon Bell, Mr. McLaughlin's attorney, ran himself as a Republican Candidate in Cumberland, in his District, in the 2006 Election) would even want to get involved, waste his time, the time of others, and cause a lot of undue and unnecessary legal expense when there is already a Law On The Books to cover such issues and/or incidents, such as this Primary Tie, when they occur!

And, there is even president on Tie Votes, besides our local laws, all the way down to Washington, DC wherein a Tie Vote in the Senate results in it being broken by a Vote from the Vice-President!

Why is it that when there are rules, regulations, laws and procedures in place that when it appears that things may not go the way that one selfish individual cannot accept we always have to go running out and hiring an attorney so as to try and change the rules???

To me, this is all the more reason why Mr. McLaughlin should not win! Obviously he cannot follow the law, or play by the rules?? That, then, being the case, why should we expect him, if he were to achieve Public Office do things right once he got there when he can't do things properly prior?
a friend of mr mclaughlin

Providence, RI

#2 Sep 17, 2008
tom your all wet on this subject you can write whatever you want to suit your argument.what do you stand to lose if he wins? or more matter of fact why do you want him to lose so badly? your making yourself look like a fool so shut up
Not a friend

Cumberland, RI

#3 Jul 31, 2009
McLaughlin will not win next time... Scandalous news release coming soon!

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