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No Change In Bass-Selesia Race Following Recount

Sonora, CA — First District Tuolumne County Supervisorial challenger Randy Selesia has informed county elections officials that he is no longer requesting a manual recount effort to continue, so incumbent Liz Bass can now officially start looking ahead to another four years on the Board.

County Clerk and Auditor Debi Russell says that after 89% of the ballots were recounted by hand, Selesia and Bass had both picked up two additional votes.

Since there was not a shift in the results, Selesia also dropped his request to have a machine recount.

4,936 of the 5,550 eligible ballots in the First District were recounted on Wednesday. Selesia was charged for the recount expenses since the results did not change the outcome. Russell says that the total bill from the county will be $814.82.

Written by BJ Hansen