By Associated Press - Friday, November 11, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A recount of absentee ballots for Wilmington City Council at-large will be held after a candidate lost by 11 votes.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports ( Department of Elections data shows Benjamin Cohen lost to Ciro Adams by 0.01 percent of total votes Tuesday.

Both ran against fellow Republican Robert Keesler, three Democrats and one Independent candidate for four at-large seats.

Results show Cohen got 5,007 machine votes, while Adams received 4,984. But Cohen’s 267 absentee votes were outnumbered by Adams’ 301 absentee votes.

The department initially said it didn’t have the power to conduct recounts in Wilmington’s general election.

However, State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove said Thursday that an attorney for the Republican Party pointed out a law that allows for a recount, which is scheduled for Tuesday.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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