- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An eastern Missouri judge has ordered a recount of a city election that resulted in a one-vote difference between two city council candidates.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1qAxHHf ) reports incumbent O’Fallon City Council member Bill Gardner asked for a recount and new election after he lost to challenger Dave Hinman on a 711-710 tally in the April 8 election.

Gardner complained that poll workers initially refused to allow a disabled supporter of his to cast a curbside ballot that would have resulted in a 711-711 tie. St. Louis County election workers said they did nothing wrong and tried to accommodate the voter.

Circuit Judge Rick Zerr on Friday ordered a recount but didn’t rule on the request for another election.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com



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