Recount in Idaho 6A Legislative Race Only Alters One Vote


The recount in the razor-thin election for the Idaho House seat in District 6A did not change the initial outcome, which saw Democratic challenger Dan Rudolph unseat GOP Rep. Thyra Stevenson.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports Stevenson only gained one vote in the recount of ballots from Nez Perce County. Stevenson requested the recount and needs to pay $3,300 for the exercise. And she only requested a recount of votes in Nez Perce County because of some reported technical problems in Nez Perce on election night. The Lewis County votes were not recounted.

The Tribune reports that Chief Deputy Secretary of State Tim Hurst, Deputy Attorney General Michael Gilmore and Nez Perce County Clerk-Auditor Patty Weeks were all on hand for Tuesday's recount.

Stevenson said she was satisfied that the recount was fair and accurate.

"It was a great process. (My supporters) have been really encouraging. They wanted a recount. Half of the district, which is what that represents, wanted that assurance that their vote wasn't ignored," she told the Tribune.