Incumbent County Commissioner Mike Beaudreau is seeking a recount of the ballots in his 57-vote loss to challenger Tommy Hunter, according the Dacula Patch. The recount will start at 4 today and should finish up early this evening.
Why would anyone request a recount in the era of electronic ballots? I mean, Diebold has spoken! Isn’t that like entering the same problem into a calculator and looking for a different answer? Yes, but check the full results here and see the number of absentee-by-mail ballots cast in that race. Beaudreau won the absentee by mail and the advance in-person categories. He may not pick up any votes, but in a race that close, it’s worth taking a second look at everybody’s absentee ballots.