No vote change in 19th JDC judge’s race after hand recount
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A hand recount was done Thursday, May 5, in the race for judge in the 19th Judicial District Court.
Unofficial results from the Saturday, April 30 election showed former federal prosecutor Brad Myers won the election by just two votes. The hand recount confirmed those results.
His opponent, attorney and ex-LSU baseball player Jordan Faircloth, filed paperwork earlier this week asking for a recount. That recount got underway Thursday morning at the downtown library in Baton Rouge.
The hand recount only involved the 3,709 paper ballots that the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters received for this particular election. Those ballots are most frequently sent to voters 65 or over who request ballots by mail instead of voting in person.
Myers will replace retired judge William Morvant.
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