Clark County ballot recount to begin next week
02 Dec

Clark County ballot recount to begin next week

By Bryan Friesen | [email protected]
Published 12/02 2016 03:37PMUpdated 12/02 2016 06:58PM

Clark County officials will begin recounting ballots for the presidential election next week.

Independent presidential candidate Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente requested the recount in five counties and paid $14,000 for the effort.

On Friday, Clark County spokesperson Dan Kulin announced the recount would begin on Monday, December 5th.

De La Fuente finished last in the state but this week requested a recount in Nevada, a state Hillary Clinton won. De La Fuente says he wants to counterbalance a recount Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested in Wisconsin, which Donald Trump won.

Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said Wednesday that state law requires the five counties — Carson City, Douglas, Mineral, Nye and Clark — to begin the recount within five days and complete it within five additional days.

Thorley says if recount results show a discrepancy of at least 1 percent for De La Fuente or Clinton, a full state recount will be launched.

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