Politics
11:03 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Chance retains seat following Lamar County recount

PARIS - A hand recount conducted Friday in Lamar County has affirmed the re-election of Madaline Chance, who defeated Randy Boren for Constable Precinct 1 on May 29.

However, the totals did prove one less vote for each candidate, leaving the margin of victory at 13 for Chance, The Paris News reports. The recount was called after Boren was awarded an extra vote following a meeting of the provisional ballot board due to a discrepancy that occurred when two ballots jammed in the electronic voting machine.

Meanwhile, 12 area runoff election candidates are continuing campaign efforts locally, plus additional races statewide. Early voting for the July 31 event is more than a month away.