Local races not affected after Dallas County primary recount
AUSTIN (AP) — Dallas County completed the recount of missing ballots from last week’s primary and the results showed local races were not affected, elections officials announced.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the 9,149 missing ballots were counted Wednesday morning from 44 machines not included in the previous tally. The recount showed an increase of 6,818 votes for the Democratic Primary and 2,331 for the Republican Primary.
Dallas County Election Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole requested the recount when she noticed a difference in numbers between the number of voters signed in and the number of ballots received. State District Judge Emily Tobolowsky approved the request Tuesday.
Including mail-in and provisional ballots, Democratic turnout for the primary amounted to 18.1% and 6.4% for Republicans.
Pippins-Poole said in a release that the results will be made publicly available on the department’s website and are still considered unofficial until both parties have canvassed the results.