Understanding the lesson of a previous recount

  • by: BRIAN F. RICE
  • Updated: December 26, 2008 - 3:42 PM

Judge Joe Quinn’s opinion piece "Just Count the Ballots, Not the Possibilities" (Dec. 18) once again proves that simple solutions can be bad solutions. In 2002 (not 2004 as Judge Quinn claims), I appeared before him representing Dan Sparks in an election contest for State Senate District 27 in Fillmore, Mower and Freeborn counties. Fritz Knaak represented then-Sen. Grace Schwab.

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