After hand recount Meisinger remains Kemah council winner

By: TJ Aulds
| Published 12/07/2020

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After some legal haggles over the number of people allowed to be part of the recount and who qualified to be an observer or not, a four-person recount committee finalized a hand recount of the votes cast in the Kemah City Council district 3 race on Monday (11/22/2020).

And as before Doug Meisinger defeated former Mayor Carl Joiner, according to figures released by county election officials after the recount.

According to county election officials Meisinger actually gained votes in the hand recount that was sought by Joiner, who had to pay $4,700 to have the recount conducted.

After the recount Meisinger had 447 votes to Joiner’s 398 votes.Before, based on those tallies each candidate actually lost votes.

Before the recount, 449 votes went to Meisinger and Joiner had 406 votes.After the hand recount Meisinger dropped two votes and Joiner dropped 8 votes.
Hand recounts often catch discrepancies within mail-in and military/overseas ballots that are filled out by hand.

The final tally is scheduled to certified when city council meets Dec. 2 to canvass the election results.

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