After machine recount, Braden, Weidenhamer still tied (UPDATED)

Destin City Council

Rodney Braden, left, and Tom Weidenhamer, right, will have a recount determine which of them takes the final seat on the Destin City Council.

Special to The Log
Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 13:42 PM.

12:40 UPDATE:

After the machine recount, Rodney Braden and Tom Weidenhamer are still tied for the third and final seat on the Destin City Council. A manual recount is currently taking place at the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Elections office in Crestview.

 

12 p.m. UPDATE:

After counting the two provisional ballots that remained, the Okaloosa County Supervisor of Election's Office reports that Rodney Braden and Tom Weidenhamer are tied at 579 votes, unofficially.

Bridget Richard Krebs, voter education and public relations coordinator for the election's office, says they are in the middle of doing the machine recount.

If the machine recount results indicate less than ¼ of one percent gap between the candidates, which is almost guaranteed, a manual recount will immediately follow. If still tied, a "game of chance" will follow, which could be the flip of a coin or the roll of dice.



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