A recount in the Benton Township board race has now been requested by the Monroe County Democratic Party.
In the Benton Township board race, where the top three vote getters win election, Democrat Hans Kelson finished fourth, missing third-place by a 4-vote margin. The third-place finisher was Republican Jake Dodds.
Under state election law, a recount request for a township board race takes the form of a petition filed with the circuit court. The announcement of the recount petition filing came on Wednesday from Monroe County Democratic chair David Henry.
In the same announcement, Henry wrote that the Democratic party is still weighing a possible recount request in the District 62 state house race.
The District 62 race was won by Republican Dave Hall over Democrat Penny Githens with a post-provisional ballot count margin of 40 votes. The 17-day period for a county chair to ask for a recount translates into next Monday, due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Because Monroe County has the largest population of the three counties covered by District 62, it would fall to the county chair of Monroe County to file for a recount in that race. Continue reading “Dems ask for recount of 4-vote margin in Benton Township board race”