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Group to Ask for Recount

By: Mike Waterhouse Email
By: Mike Waterhouse Email

The West Virginia Council of Churches announced that it is going to ask for a recount in the Kanawha County table games election.

Reverend Dennis Sparks made the announcement just before 6pm Tuesday.

The deadline to ask for a recount was 7pm Tuesday.

The issue, whether or not to allow table games in Kanawha County, passed with a 343 vote margin after the August 11th election.

The other group against the issue says it won't challenge the results. West Virginia Family Foundation president, Kevin McCoy, says he doesn't believe a recount will change the results.

"We believe for financial resources and also to how it was done here Friday, there is no need for a recount," said McCoy.

Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper has said all along a recount would not change the outcome of the election -- especially when last week's canvass caused the "yes" side's lead to jump by more than three hundred votes.

"We need to concentrate on the one thousand new permanent jobs," said Carper. "We need to concentrate on the 65 million dollars of construction money that will be here and how this will develop this part of the county."

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