Idaho Supreme Court hears election dispute case
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Supreme Court will decide whether to uphold the results of the 2009 Coeur d'Alene City Council election.
The high court heard arguments Wednesday between Jim Brannon and Mike Kennedy. Brannon lost the council race to Kennedy, the incumbent, by just three votes.
Brannon's attorney, Star Kelso, says the issue isn't who won -- it's about maintaining the sanctity of the election process. He contends there was a disparity in the number of absentee ballots cast and counted, and questioned the legitimacy of several absentee ballots.
Attorneys Michael Haman and Scott Reed, representing the city and Kennedy, reminded the high court that a lower court judge found there was no error in the vote counts that would have changed the election results.