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Githens Defeats Incumbent Pfeiffer in 11-Vote Squeaker

Recount Possible

 

Last updated 4/8/2020 at 11:58am

Steve Githens

As of 8:30 p.m., the unofficial result had City Commissioner Trish Burdin-Pfeiffer holding onto a slim lead, with 234 votes (49.58%) to Steve Githens' 222 votes (47.03%); perennial candidate Gerald J. Cochran had garnered 12 votes (3.3%). Not even 10 minutes later, with all ballots tallied, the lead shifted, with unofficial results resulting in Githens pulling off an upset. The final count show him winning by a scant 11 votes: 949 (47.83%) to Pfeiffer's 938 (47.28%); Cochran netted 97 votes (4.89%).

According to the Supervisor of Elections Office, the count includes mail-in ballots.

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