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Higher Turnout, No Recount in Bartow City Election


Last updated 4/10/2020 at 2:18pm

Chart by Drew Crawford

Due to the fact that Steve Githens outpolled Trish Burdin-Pfeiffer by a scant 12 votes, the question has been raised whether there will be a recount.

According to Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards, in a statement released to Bartow, no recount is mandated. "Florida law requires a recount if the difference between candidates is one-half a percent or less of the votes cast in that race. In the instance of the Bartow City Commission seat 4 contest the difference is a little more than one-half a percent, so no recount will be conducted."

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