Results remain the same following recounts in Cromwell, ScanlonCarlton County Auditor/ Treasurer Paul Gassert said the results of two local political races were “spot on” following recounts over the past week.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
Carlton County Auditor/ Treasurer Paul Gassert said the results of two local political races were “spot on” following recounts over the past week.
Gassert said though none of the races qualified for an automatic recount, the county decided to honor the request for two recounts in close races.
In the race for Cromwell City Council, only three votes separated the second- and third-place vote getters. Of the four candidates, the top two were eligible to take office. Candidate Lisa Lund earned 41 votes, Gerald Graham had 34 and Joanne L. Weimer had 31. When the votes were recounted at Weimer’s request, however, the totals remained the same.
Only eight votes separated the two candidates for mayor of Scanlon, with incumbent Jim Putnam coming out on top over challenger and former mayor Marshall Johnson. The votes were recounted at Johnson’s request and the totals remained the same.
Gassert said no other vote recounts are expected in the county.