Democratic Precinct 2 constable candidate Zerick Guinn has requested a recount in his primary runoff against Chris Diaz, who won by 16 votes after incorrect election results posted online showed Guinn with a commanding lead late on election night.
“This is not an example of a candidate with sour grapes. This is a candidate who was involved in an election where the individual in charge of counting the ballots made numerous mistakes,” said [HCDP Chair Lane] Lewis, referring to County Clerk Stan Stanart. “This is an example of a candidate who wants to make sure everything was done correctly.”
Lewis said he was not sure what Guinn’s campaign would need to pay for the recount, but estimated it at about $2,000.
I’d have done the same in Guinn’s shoes. I doubt a recount will make a difference because they very seldom do, but I’d still want to go through the motions after what happened on the night of the 31st. We’ll see how it goes.