Scott easily defeated two Republican primary challengers, and Siegel was unopposed in the Democratic race. Mike Pieciak faced no competition to win the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
A Republican incumbent from Williamstown, a former five-term Progressive, and two newcomers are running for the two Vermont House seats in the Orange 1 district.
In the partisan bickering, several details got lost, details that help the average person understand why this process was appropriate.
In the debate over the Frenier-Hatch Davis recount, Rep. Kurt Wright posed a simple question: “Madam Speaker, I know we can do this, but the question is should we?” My mind suddenly wandered back to a plate of squishy, canned peas.
News Release — Vermont Progressive Party Feb. 22, 2017 Contact: Josh Wronski Executive Director, Vermont Progressive Party [email protected] (802) 229-0800 Emma Mulvaney-Stanak Chair, Vermont Progressive Party [email protected] (802) 999-6723 Montpelier, VT – The long awaited recount of the Orange-1 House race between Progressive Susan Hatch Davis and Republican Robert Frenier was abruptly canceled Wednesday morning. […]
News Release — House Speaker Mitzi Johnson February 22, 2017 Contact: Katherine Levasseur (802) 828-2245 [email protected] Montpelier, VT - Today, the House panel established to oversee the recount of the contested Orange-1 election determined that they will not proceed. After the initial recount, the voter checklist of one town was accidentally sealed in one ballot […]
A clerk had previously opened a ballot bag, which state law allows. But the rules for the recount said it would be called off if a bag had been “tampered with.”
The ballots from the six Orange-1 District towns could take until Thursday to tally.
Rep. Bob Frenier, whose seat is at stake, said he would have preferred a roll call vote on the rules "so the people who voted for this could be interrogated at town meeting.”
The tallying would start Feb. 22. The proposed rules cover everything from how ballots will be picked up from the town offices to what to do in case of tampering.
Democrats and Progressives in the Vermont Legislature are about to override a local election that was conducted correctly and lawfully by experienced town clerks and certified by a Vermont court.
The actual counting of ballots in the first recount of a House race to be conducted by lawmakers since 1985 is likely still at least two weeks away.
The vote followed more than five hours of debate Wednesday afternoon and evening. A date for the recount hasn't been set.