CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A group of volunteers gathered Wednesday to recount the Democratic primary votes and the results have not changed.
Volunteers who counted the votes first were back at it again just weeks later. On June 3rd, Democratic candidates William Baresel and Anne Troge went head-to-head for the democratic vote. The vote ended with Baresel winning the primary by just eight votes. Troge asked the county auditor for a recount, and the results are the same. Bob Frascht, one of the volunteers, says he isn’t surprised by the outcome.
“There is always a chance that maybe you made a mistake, but I didn’t expect the numbers to change, and if they did, it would have been by one (vote) or something. There were just no irregularities; everything was just the way it should be,” said Frascht.
Frascht says it’s always important though to take these recounts as serious as possible, especially if its this close of a race.