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Tue., Oct. 5, 2010, 6:10 p.m.

Verdict In, Kennedy Prevails …

Judge Charles Hosack has handed down a 20-page decision in the long-running lawsuit filed by challenger Jim Brannon to overturn his 5-vote loss to incumbent Mike Kennedy in the 2009 City Council elections. Hosack ruled for Kennedy. Here's his conclusion:

"The Court concludes that there were insufficient illegal votes cast to change the outcome of the election. The Court concludes that there was no error in counting votes that would change the result of the election. The Court reaffirms, on alternative grounds, its denial of the Plaintiff's Motion to Amend. The Court confirms the election result of Mike Kennedy's election to Seat #2 on the City Council for the City of Coeur d'Alene in the November 3, 2009, Municipal election" -- Judge Charles Hosack, 1st District Court. Read Judge Charles Hosack's decision here.

Mike Kennedy just told Huckleberries: "I'm extremely pleased, but not surprised. The election was well run as we said all along."

Question: Are you surprised?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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