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Voting inaccuracies made by DuPage Elections in Moon Khan's voting went viral, thanks to prestigious Capitol Fax blog, which reaches thousands of its subscribers.

What the heck happened in DuPage?

It's not like the chad fiasco in Florida, but a suspected software malfunction believed to have failed to record the votes of 3,200 voters in DuPage County election held on March 15.

According to Robert Saar, Executive Director of DuPage County Elections Commission, the touch-screen voting machines of DuPage County got more than 3,200 clicks for the Democratic Party’s candidate for DuPage Recorder. However, the machines failed to record the name of Moon Khan, who was running as a candidate for DuPage Recorder in the Democratic Primary.

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Candidate to get recount Thursday in DuPage

For the first time this November, an Asian American could be represented in office at every level from city alderman to Congress. It's unprecedented in Chicago and Illinois politics, CBS 2's Susanna Song reports

Residents to elect first new village president in two decades
Justin Kmitch

DuPage recorder candidate Moon Khan should know by the end of the week whether his March campaign generated enough votes to secure the Democratic Party's nomination.

The DuPage Election Commission agreed in court Tuesday to finish recounting the votes by May 13 in response to a lawsuit Khan filed last week.

12May
DuPage looking to enlist more election judges

Long lines and other problems that plagued some DuPage County polling places during the March primary could have been avoided if more election judges showed up to work, officials say.

DuPage County Election Commission officials said Thursday they wanted 2,160 election judges working at the county's more than 250 polling places during the March 15 primary. They ended up with 1,494.

DuPage election officials working to prevent errors in races

In response to mistakes made during the March primary, DuPage County election officials are considering a plan to audit future races when "an obvious discrepancy" is found.

Last month, three candidates were declared winners of the March 15 primary after court-ordered recounts found errors in the vote totals compiled by the DuPage Election Commission.

DuPage election officials defend using law firm that donated to candidate
Robert Sanchez

The Wheaton law firm that represents the DuPage County Election Commission has donated more than $6,300 since 2003 to Republican Recorder Fred Bucholz, state campaign records show.

But election officials say they're confident attorneys from Bond, Dickson & Associates gave them impartial legal advice when Moon Khan -- the Democrat challenging Bucholz in the November general election -- called for a recount of last month's primary results that initially showed him without enough votes to win his party's nomination.

21April
Editorial: Mistakes show need for change in DuPage election system
Posted by The Daily Herald Editorial Board

It shouldn't take more than five weeks and a lawsuit to find out if you won an uncontested countywide election.

After all, this isn't Bush-Gore and the hanging chads in Florida. This was an uncontested primary election for the Democratic nomination for DuPage County recorder.

Did Moon Khan, the candidate in question, receive enough votes to move on to the general election in November against Republican incumbent Fred Buchholz?

DuPage County recorder candidate Khan wins in recount
Posted by NATHAN LURZ - nlurz@shawmedia.com

Though DuPage County Election Commission officials originally predicted a much longer process, it only took a few hours of recounting votes to give a Democratic recorder candidate a belated victory.

Lombard resident Moon Khan, who seemingly lost his bid to become the party's nominee in the March 15 primary election after a campaign, emerged victorious from an April 21 court-ordered recount showing he reached the minimum vote threshold.

26Dec2012
DuPage candidate in primary earns spot on November ballot

An election recount Thursday in DuPage County turned up enough votes to place a Democratic candidate on the ballot for recorder in November.

Moon Khan had filed a lawsuit against the county's Election Commission, saying that election judges had undercounted the number of votes he received in the March 15 primary. His total of 699 votes failed to satisfy the legal requirement entitling his name to be included on the November ballot.

DuPage County candidate shows early gains as recount gets underway

An election recount got underway in DuPage County on Thursday, as workers pored through thousands of ballots to get a more accurate count of s ballots cast last month in the Democratic primary race for recorder.

Candidate Moon Khan and the county election commission agreed to the recount after Khan filed a lawsuit alleging that many votes for him were not properly counted on election night March 15. Khan received 699 votes, according to the commission, 144 fewer than he needs to be placed officially on the November general election ballot.

Recount to take place in Democratic primary race for DuPage County recorder

A recount of votes in a DuPage County primary race will take place Thursday following an agreement by a candidate for recorder and the county's election commission. re than a month of decrying the results of the March 15 primary election, the candidate for DuPage County recorder will get his recount.

The court-sanctioned agreement, reached Tuesday, set the guidelines for the recount that will determine whether Moon Khan received enough votes in the March primary to be placed on the November ballot as the Democratic nominee in the recorder election.

15April2016
DuPage County recorder candidate files suit for recount
Posted by NATHAN LURZ - nlurz@shawmedia.com

A Democratic candidate for DuPage County recorder has filed suit asking for an official recount, mere days after two Republican committeemen won seats in a recount.

Moon Khan of Lombard was an uncontested candidate for the nomination in the March 15 primary election after he lost his place on the ballot following a challenge to his signature total.

candidate seeking recount in DuPage County

DuPage recorder candidate Moon Khan is suing county election officials to find out once and for all if his campaign generated enough votes to secure the Democratic Party's nomination.

In a lawsuit filed this week against the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners, Khan is asking a judge to order a recount of the votes cast in the March 15 Democratic primary. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

2 win committeeman races after vote recount
Robert Sanchez

Two Republican precinct committeeman candidates on Wednesday were declared winners of last month's primary after a court-ordered recount found errors in the vote totals compiled by the DuPage Election Commission.

Five candidates for GOP precinct committeeman posts in Wayne Township sought the recount after initial results from the commission showed them getting votes from only a fraction of the ballots cast -- even though they were running unopposed.

More DuPage candidates raising questions about results
Robert Sanchez

A growing number of candidates in DuPage County are raising questions about whether votes were counted properly during last month's primary election.

On Monday, former state Rep. Randy Ramey told DuPage Election Commission officials that six candidates for Republican precinct committeeman in Wayne Township believe they received enough votes to be elected. But unofficial results indicate they didn't.

DuPage County recorder candidate contemplates legal action, says votes not counted
Posted by NATHAN LURZ - nlurz@shawmedia.com

A Democratic candidate for DuPage County recorder is considering legal action, claiming his failed campaign may have been sabotaged by uncounted or miscounted votes in the March primary.

Lombard resident Moon Khan was forced to mount a campaign after signatures on his nominating petitions were challenged in late 2015, but he failed to get the 844 votes in March to gain the November nomination.

Attorney helping candidate pursue election answers
Robert Sanchez

A DuPage recorder candidate who claimed the county's voting machines cost him thousands of votes during the March Democratic primary has hired an attorney to seek answers from election officials.

Moon Khan pursued a campaign seeking to become the Democratic Party's nominee to face Republican Recorder Fred Bucholz in the November general election. No other Democrat was seeking the nomination.

30March2016
Democratic candidate says faulty voting machines cost him DuPage nomination
Robert Sanchez

Moon Khan is facing another setback in his bid to become the Democratic nominee for DuPage County recorder in the November election.

This time the Lombard resident and former Republican is blaming the county's voting machines.