Here's what Martins' letter to supporters said, posted in full by the St. Louis right-wing propaganda outlet known as KMOV:
Tonight’s election which came down to the wire is just too close to call. Ed Martin is calling on local election authorities to ensure every vote is counted. By the end of the day there were three glaring factors that stood out. The Secretary of State’s office, Robin Carnahan, reported irregularities early in the day. A newly appointed St. Louis City Board of Elections Democratic Chairwoman, Eileen McCann, hired a security company with close ties to Carnahan. Then just before midnight seven precincts in the city delivered an astounshing (and unbelievable) amount of votes. It will be interesting to see if the number of votes actually add up to the amount of registered votes in those precincts.And here's reality:
It all begs a lot of questions and with problems in the Secretary of State’s office as well it only makes sense to make sure in fact every vote counts.
“The people of this district want to make sure their voices were in fact heard and I pledged to them that I would fight to ensure it happens. We need to make sure the election process was in fact fair and that the numbers are correct. I saw several issues in my time at the St. Louis City Board of Elections and serious issues like this should and need to be addressed,” said Ed Martin.
At this point, however, it doesn't seem likely those allegations will play in Martin's favor, and the officials we called haven't substantiated his claims. A spokeswoman for the Missouri Secretary of State's office explained that the problem with computer systems didn't prevent anyone from voting and was only an intermittent issue from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.His claim about the security firm is, of course, nothing but nonsensical insinuation.
Can anyone say "sore loser?"