Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

More Seek Election Oversight Legislators Concerned about City Primary

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

More Seek Election Oversight Legislators Concerned about City Primary

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Echoing a call by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, nine state legislators have asked Gov. Mel Carnahan to take steps "to ensure the integrity" of the city's March 4 primary.

The legislators, including two of three senators from St. Louis, constitute a majority of the city's legislative delegation. Six others did not sign the request, written by freshman Rep. Tom Bauer, D-65th District.

The March 4 primary includes the Democratic primary battle between Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and former Police Chief Clarence Harmon. Friday, the aldermen voted 17-2 to ask the governor and Secretary of State Bekki Cook to monitor the collection and counting of all ballots on primary day. The aldermanic resolution constituted a sharp attack upon the St. Louis Election Board, which conducts elections in the city. Chris Sifford, a spokesman for Carnahan, said the governor probably would make a decision this week. Sifford said the legislators' request "obviously raises the attention and intensity level. …

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