Bernard camp takes day off, no decision yet on challengeby Andrew Abramson | August 19th, 2012
A day after an emotional recount showed a 17-vote loss to Jeff Clemens in the State Senate District 27 race, Mack Bernard’s campaign took Sunday off and has not yet decided whether it will challenge the result.
“Everybody was just wiped out,” said Richard Giorgio, a consultant for Bernard. “We’re taking the day off today.”
Giorgio said he expects the state to certify the election results Monday or Tuesday, and at that point Bernard will have 10 days to challenge the outcome.
“If you file a challenge, you’ve got to claim either one of two things: votes that should have been counted weren’t counted, or votes that were counted should not have been counted,” Giorgio said.
When asked whether the campaign believes one of those two scenarios exists, Giorgio said, “that’s something for lawyers to figure out.”