THE MICHIGAN OAILY
Friday, August 9, 1974
Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, August 9, 1974
Pierce workers see victory
By GORDON ATCHESON close contest and conduct an tually been corrected.
Dr. Edward Pierce's cam- expected recount. "I'D HATE to lose this thing
paign workers yesterday con- On a county by county basis, on an error - where we didn't
ceded the prospects of victory election canvassers will go over even know what happened,"
for their candidate seem dim, vote tallies and certify them- Pierce said yesterday. A team
as they await an official can- a process that should be com- of local lawyers friendly to the
vass of Tuesday's 2nd Congres- plete in most areas of the dis- Pierce campaign has been
sional District primary which trict by next Thursday. A re- studying legal avenues the can-
he lost by a mere 69 votes. count would take at least sev- didate could take to clarify the
In a meeting yesterday after- eral more weeks. election procedure.
noon, Pierce told aides that PIERCE workers are basing No legal action - such as
the vote margin "will be tough their fading hopes of victory impounding voting machines
to overcome." His organizers on an election night mix-up in and records - will be consid-
agreed with that assessment. a Monroe County township. ered until after the official can-
"MORALE is a major prob- When election personnel re- vass is completed, according to
lem now," an aide said. "We've viewed returns from Whiteford Robert Dwyer, Pierce's cam-
got to keep the campaign to- Township they found a techni- paign coordinator.
gether it may be tough now." cal error in the voting ma- In explaining the mix-up in
He added that it will "be diffi- chines. After that slip was dis- Whiteford the Monroe County
cult" to pick up enough votes covered Reuther came out with Clerk Warren LaBeau said that
in a recount to win. an additional 64 ballots. individual ballots were incor-
On Wednesday, Pierce an- Before the mix-up was dis- rectly tallied on election night
nounced he will campaign joint- covered, Pierce trailed Reuther and consequently were erron-
ly against incumbent Marvin by five votes, a margin termed eously reported.
Esch (R-Ann Arbor) with the "quite easily overcome," in the F U R TH E R inspection on
apparent primary winner John doctor's camp. His organization Wednesday revealed the prob-
Reuther until election officials is not satisfied that the White-. lem and the correct totals were
certify results in the extremely ford Township mistake has ac- then recorded - giving Reuther
an additional 64 votes, LaBeau
But Pierce and his aides re-
mained unconvinced the mix-
up has been rectified and the
350 ballots counted accurately.
"The county clerk is the only
guy who understands what
happened," Dwyer said. "We've
talked with him and we still
don't know what is going on."
D w y e r stressed that the
Pierce organization is "not
questioning the honesty or in-
tegrity of any election workers
involved." But he added that
"the results must be unclouded
because the people must have
confidence in the legitimacy of
the final outcome."
The Pierce aides question the
Whiteford results because an-
other candidate in the primary,
Theo Williams,, who waged vir-
tually no campaign and never
visited the area drew an unus-
ually high percentage of the
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