Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jackson asks for recount

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - There will be a recount in Missouri's Republican auditor primary.

Second-place finisher Jack Jackson today formally delivered his recount request to the secretary of state's office.

The election results show Jackson losing by 1,844 votes to Sandra Thomas -- a margin of sixth-tenths of one percent.

Jackson has asked for a statewide hand recount of the ballots -- instead of relying on machines. But it is not clear if he will get his wish.

State law does not mandate a certain recount method.

A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says the office will try to balance speed, accuracy and logistics when determining the recount method.

State law requires the recount to be complete in 20 days.


Takes two wings to fly straight said...

Sounds like a reasonable request. The Repubilcan party might prefer a different outcome given recent revelations that Thomas's accounting error as Platte County Auditor to the tune of $195,000.

SandraGate said...

Sometimes you get what you ask for. Thomas was recruited, staffed and funded by Matt Blunt and Rep. Sam Graves. She is the choice of the Republican leadership. It will be interesting to see how they feel about their choice in November.