Rhymefest drops demand for 20th Ward recount

April 8, 2011 8:19:11 AM PDT
Aldermanic candidate Che ''Rhymefest'' Smith has decided not to move forward with demands for a recount in the 20th Ward race in which his campaign has alleged massive vote fraud.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Ald. Willie Cochran had 53 percent of the votes to Smith's 46 percent.

Smith tweeted on Friday morning, "Ive [sic] decided not to move foward [sic] with a recount, but next week I will release our documentation of all the irregularities that took place."

Smith and his attorneys met with election officials Tuesday night, questioning them about the results.

Officials from Smith's campaign have claimed there was ''massive'' vote fraud within the 20th Ward.


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