No change in vote tally in Foxworth vs. Alexander race

No change in vote tally in Foxworth vs. Alexander race
Election officials spent Tuesday morning verifying the accuracy of Saturday’s vote tally. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A routine verification of voting machines in East Baton Rouge Parish on Tuesday, Aug. 18 showed no change in Saturday’s unofficial election results tally, EBR Clerk of Court official Fred Sliman said.

Election officials spent Tuesday morning verifying the accuracy of Saturday's vote tally by examining all of the nearly 550 voting machines.

That includes the race for 19th Judicial District Court Judge, Division M, which ended with just 27 votes separating the two runoff candidates.

Attorney Tiffany Foxworth was elected to the seat with 9,222 votes. Her opponent, longtime Baton Rouge City Court Judge Yvette Alexander, took in 9,195 votes.

Saturday's election was only to fill the seat until the end of December. Both candidates will face off again in November for a full term on the bench.

The seat was up for grabs after District Judge Beau Higginbotham, who held the seat, was elected to Division C last fall. That seat is closer to Higginbotham’s home.

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