California Assembly for District 45 candidate Susan Shelley requests recount and cites vote discrepancies

Democrat Matt Dababneh beat Republican Susan Shelley

Democrat Matt Dababneh beat Republican Susan Shelley

December 2, 2013 – Woodland Hills, CA - California Assembly candidate Susan Shelley requests recount, cites vote discrepancies.

Statement of Susan Shelley on request for recount of November 19 election:

A thorough analysis of the reported and certified results of the November 19 special election shows an apparent discrepancy of 206 more votes counted in Los Angeles County than were available to count. I have asked officials at the County Registrar/Recorder’s office for an explanation of these numbers. They have been very helpful, however, questions still remain.

The deadline to request a recount is 5:00 p.m. today. At this time, I believe the discrepancy may be an indication of errors in the count. It may be that these questions will be cleared up quickly, but in an abundance of caution, I have asked for a recount.

The attached two-page summary lists the apparent vote discrepancies and includes a breakdown of the election results.

During my investigation of the election returns, I discovered that over 1,800 vote-by-mail ballots that were logged in as “returned” and included in the county’s vote-by-mail reports were actually undeliverable ballots that had been returned by the U.S. Postal Service. I believe this should be investigated further to see if this was the result of errors by the USPS or whether these voters should be removed from the voter rolls.

I would like to thank the officials and staff at the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s office for their assistance and professionalism throughout this process. I’d also like to thank Ellen Swensen and the team at the Election Integrity Project, a non-partisan, independent, citizen election oversight group, for their help in reviewing election data. Most of all, I would like to thank my supporters, volunteers, donors and especially the voters. They have forcefully demonstrated that political power belongs not to the people who hold it, but to the people who grant it.


We can choose the order in which we recount precincts. If you have concerns about any specific numbers that you saw in the Statement of Votes Cast, please e-mail me and let me know.

Thank you for your support!



Susan Shelley
Republican nominee for California Assembly, District 45
20121 Ventura Blvd., Suite 206
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
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