After Four Different Counts, In An Election That Gunn Initially Won, Gunn Loses In Delaware’s High Court.
In one of Delaware’s Strangest and most obvious cases of voter election fraud, Lamarr Gunn’s run for the Kent County, Recorder of Deeds bid to regain the seat, he clearly won, was rejected by Delaware’s Supreme Court.
The election results indicated that Gunn won the election by two votes. State election laws dictates an automatic recount of votes, in an election that close. The absentee ballots were counted three times and in the first two recounts, Gunn won. Betty Lou McKenna won the last recount by two votes, at a late night count and the Board of Canvass certified that count in a late night session, after most people had gone home.
Mr. Gunn then appealed to the State Superior Court. A recount of the absentee ballots was ordered by the court, and once again a hand count of absentee ballots took place, resulting in a tie. Under Delaware State Law, Gov. Jack Markell vacated the seat and appointed McKenna as the Recorder of Deeds until 2016.
According to local news sources, Gunn said, “it caught me off guard. At this point it is beyond the Recorder of Deeds office. Now it’s about the integrity of the process. Any clear thinking Delawarean is scratching their head about this election. If I have anything to do with it I’ll make sure it will get the attention it deserves.”
Gunn was also quoted as saying that he plans to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, the decision was a total surprise, he stated, according to local news sources.
Mr. Gunn, who is also the President of the Kent County Chapter of the NAACP, has recently said that all he wanted was the chance for another election. He is right, this obvious theft of the Recorder of Deeds seat has left many Delawareans “scratching their heads” wondering about the veracity of Delaware’s entire election system.
In my opinion, after two counts, it was clear that Mr. Gunn was the winner of the election. Only in Delaware would a Superior Court and Delaware Supreme Court step in and invalidate an election such as this. The entire Delaware election system should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission. This is one good reason why Delaware should have an “Office of Inspector General.”