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UPDATE: Recount Affirms Case Win Over Ullman in Ada County Commission Race

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- Sharon Ullman wants ballots recounted in the wake of her loss to David Case during the 2016 Idaho Republican primary. -  - BOISE WEEKLY/SHARON ULLMAN
  • Boise Weekly/Sharon Ullman
  • Sharon Ullman wants ballots recounted in the wake of her loss to David Case during the 2016 Idaho Republican primary.


UPDATED POST June 16, 3:15 p.m.:

The results are in, the results of the May Republican primary contest between Sharon Ullman and David Case for the seat on the District 3 seat on the Ada County Commission remain unchanged.

Case, the winner in the May primary, does not have a democratic challenger on the November ballot.

Ullman requested the recount of ballots in six precincts, which took place June 16. The Attorney General and Secretary of State's offices oversaw the recount of precincts 1406, 1413, 1501, 2101, 2207 and 2211.

ORIGINAL POST June 15, 11:42 a.m.:



Ada County Commission District 3 candidate Sharon Ullman has asked for—and received—a recount of six precincts following her defeat to Dave Case in the May 2016 Republican primary. The recount will take place Thursday, June 16, at the Ada County Elections office following a logic and accuracy test.

Case beat Ullman in the primary with 53.3 percent of the 19,703 votes cast. Now, Ullman is contesting results in precincts 1406, 1413, 1501, 2101, 2207 and 2211. The recount will be conducted under the supervision of the Idaho attorney general and secretary of state.

Ullman and Case have a fraught political history. Case defeated Ullman in the 2012 Republican primary, ending her stint on the Ada County Commission. In the run-up to the general election, Ullman was snubbed when Case was appointed to serve out the term of retired Commissioner Verne Bisterfeldt, placing him in a good position to defeat his rivals in the November 2012 election—which he ultimately did. Following Case's appointment,  Ullman asked on her Facebook page if he was a cop killer.

"On Dec. 14, 1992, David Case and four other ISP officers assassinated a Payette County Reserve Deputy inside the Payette County Courthouse," she wrote. "In 1997, the Idaho Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found the five officers personally liable for the act."

Case responded to the accusation, saying it was old news, and that the shooting had been justified in a follow-up inquest.