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Recounts Planned for Plymouth Township Clerk, Treasurer Races on Thursday

Despite objections from winning candidates, recount will go on as scheduled Thursday.

Recounts will take place Thursday for two Plymouth Township Republican primary races, despite objections from the winners of both races, the Plymouth Observer reported.

According to the Observer, three members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers decided Sept. 7 to proceed with the recounts, despite opposition from Plymouth Township Treasurer Ron Edwards, who beat challenged Ed Schulz by 400 votes, and Plymouth Township Clerk candidate Nancy Conzelman, who defeated incumbent Joe Bridgman by eight votes.

The time and location of the recounts has not yet been announced, the report indicated. Both candidates shortly after the Aug. 7 primary.

Edwards and Conzelman said Schulz and Bridgman failed to show evidence of fraud or mistakes as alleged in the candidates' recount petitions, the report said. 

Ocelot Madness September 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The Treasurer recount is a waste of time and hopefully it doesn't cost any extra money to take place. 400 votes is an extremely large margin to overturn in a township election and the only way it happens is if actual fraud was committed after the votes were initially tallied or if the clerk ran an extremely poor election.
Nancy Janoch September 10, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Fraud?? In the Township?? Come on.....we're all used to that now! :)
Bryan Bentley September 10, 2012 at 03:07 PM
There are a lot of folks in Plymouth Township that are wondering about things like fraud, election violations, pay to play atmosphere, nepotism, and quite frankly, people are getting sick of the arrogance. There is also that other big thing people are wondering about as well, and that is the constant rumor of an FBI investigation. Where there is smoke, there surely must be flames. Nuffsaid
Sandra Groth September 12, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Well then why did Mary Ann Prchlik request a recount after the election 4 years ago?

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