Last Wednesday, November 23rd, Lindsey Swingrover filed her paperwork to request a recount of the CDA School District Zone 4 Board Seat. As a reminder, Swingrover lost the November 3 race to Lesli Bjerke by a scant 27 votes. If the race had been within 5 votes, there would have been an automatic recount but if the spread was wider then either candidate can request a recount within 20 days of the canvass.
Swingrover told the CDA Press that she doesn’t expect [the results] to change very much but she does expect a bit of variation from the original count.
“It’s not bad for a county to occasionally go through the process for practice and accountability. I would encourage or support any of the close candidates in doing (a recount),” Swingrover said in the article, “If nothing else, it is good practice.”
The recount started at 9:00am on Thursday, December 2 and by 5:00pm the recount was finished; it has been confirmed that not only did Lesli Bjerke win the race against Lindsey Swingrover, but the spread was EXACTLY the same as the original election night: 27 votes.
As of this email the CDA Press has not published the results either in its printed paper or on it's social media.