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San Antonio city council candidate files for a recount

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – There’s a recount in one of the San Antonio city council races that’s headed for a runoff.  Keith Toney and Jada Andrews-Sullivan were the two top vote getters in Saturday’s District 2 race, so they’re in the June 8th runoff, but the third place candidate has asked for a recount.

Denise Gutierrez-Homer, who finished only 59 votes behind Andrews-Sullivan, has filed for a recount.

As they watched the election returns Saturday night, they noticed that with a few precincts counted, she had received a little more than 33,000 votes. The total number of votes cast for all 8 candidates in district 2 was less than 6,000, so they knew something was wrong.

“We took pictures, laughed. We all knew that there had been a glitch in the system,” said Gutierrez-Homer.

The Bexar County Elections Department immediately corrected the error, but Gutierrez-Homer still wants a recount.

“These last few days I have heard from family, friends, neighbors and residents of District 2 and after much thought, I have filed for a recount,” she said.

District 2 covers much of San Antonio’s East Side. Art Hall was appointed to the office several months ago after William Cruz Shaw stepped down to become a judge. Hall will continue serving on the council until his replacement is sworn in.

The recount will take place before the election results are canvassed Tuesday, May 14.

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