Judge Cronin’s 2008 Recount
The 2008 General Election in Allegan County, Michigan resulted in a recount for the Circuit Court seat between Kevin Cronin and William Bailargeon. Mr. Cronin was favored by the Republicans, while Mr. Bailargeon was favored by the Democrats. There were 49 precincts to be counted, and Mr. Bailargeon had the maximum of two counters per table where the ballots were being counted, while Mr. Cronin only had one volunteer, Jason Watts, the son of Joyce Watts, the county clerk, and he never counted one vote. When I requested from Mr. Cronin to be a volunteer and count for him, he refused saying that he had enough volunteers.
The Local Observer out of Saugatuck, Michigan ran an article County Judges Cite “Grave Concerns” About November Elections. Retired Judges Corsiglia and Beach had written an open letter to then Attorney General, Mike Cox stating:
“The Bureau of Elections held a hearing, and County Clerk Joyce Watts was rebuked not only for the ineffectual managing of the election, but also for not taking the concerns seriously and joking about needing to have a ‘duct tape party.’”
“The clerk’s son, Jason Watts, was the primary consultant to the Cronin campaign, and he was reported to have had special access to his mother’s office on election night.”
Mr. Cronin won that recount, became the new Circuit Court Judge for the 48th Judicial Circuit (Allegan County). I did the first independent audit on elections in the State of Michigan on his recounted election.
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