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Mar 28, 2022

Tracy Panton Discusses Voting Discrepancies

In her appearance on Open Your Eyes this morning, Tracy Panton alluded to certain discrepancies with the voting and counting process at Sunday’s leadership convention. And according to Panton, while she was denied a recount, she does not intend to challenge the results in court.


Tracy Taegar-Panton

Tracy Taegar-Panton, Area Representative, Albert Division

“I am still unclear what happened in the counting process. I say that because there were some discrepancies. At the end of the day, I had requested a recount, just to be absolutely clear because there were some discrepancies and at the end of the day I had requested a recount just to be absolutely clear because there were some discrepancies. The chairman of the Party in his, he has the right and authority to make that determination, refused for a recount and indicated that if I wanted a recount I needed to take the Party to court. That is not going to happen. This Party certainly does not need any further division or divisiveness as we try to rebuild. So, there I always that lingering thought that having the confirmation would have been helpful to the process of rebuilding and uniting, however I have accepted the results. We knew that it was going to be a tight race. We had no illusions about that. The results are in and our delegates have spoken and I do respect the view of the delegates.”


Marleni Cuellar

“What are the discrepancies that made you feel you wanted reassurance?”


Tracy Taegar-Panton

“In one of the boxes there were more ballots that actual persons who should have voted in that ballot box, for example. So, I think we really needed to have the recount just for absolute clarity in this process.  But, as I said I am certainly not going to take my Party to court in a situation like this, because of where we are and what we certainly need to do collectively do hold this administration to account.”


Marleni Cuellar     

“Is your entire team onboard with not proceeding with court action?”


Tracy Taegar-Panton

“I am not sure that they are onboard. But, ultimately the decision rest with me. We all need to get some rest, emotions of course. There is a measure of disappointment.”

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