OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A man who narrowly lost an election in a southwest Missouri sheriff’s race wants a recount.
Ralph Phillips lost to new Christian County Sheriff Brad Cole by only four votes out of more than 10,000 cast in the Aug. 4 election.
KYTV reports (https://bit.ly/1JUlgQ2 ) the recount request will be heard Monday by Christian County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson, who must issue an order for the county clerk to conduct a recount.
Phillips has asked for a recount, even though Cole hired him as a lieutenant after the election.
Cole said Wednesday the recount request doesn’t affect his decision to hire Phillips.
The new sheriff will replace Joey Kyle, who resigned and faces a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement and money laundering.
Information from: KYTV-TV, https://www.ky3.com
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