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GOP Chairman Says Recount Is Possible

Republican Natalie Rascher is just 19 votes behind City Councilwoman Missy Mosby in November’s general election.

Amid growing calls  – Rascher is huddled with members of her own committee –  just days away from filing for the recount deadline.

“Some of the Republicans were close but now they are even closer,” Wayne Parke, chair of the Vanderburgh County Republican PArty said.,

Republican Evansville City Council Candidate Natalie Rascher lost November’s election to longtime Democratic City Councilwoman Missy Mosby by 31 votes. But due to a possible voting machine error, the Vanderburgh County Clerk’s Office has counted 109 additional votes.

That closes the gap between Rascher and Mosby by just 19 votes.

Now the gop is considering asking for a recount.

“There were 103 machine errors that is causing people to look at it, so would I project there is likely a recount, the answer is probably yes,” Parke said.

Parke says the odds of reversing the results are low – and an expensive process.

“The odds of a report by the election board of finding errors is very remote but you don’t know,” he said.

Extra ballots came from a voting machine which had not been properly turned off after voting ended – meaning some provisional ballots were accepted.

Parke says a recount would ensure long fought campaigns costing money and volunteers isn’t entirely negated by an error.

“The tendency is to do it but historically when you look at recounts they are very seldom successful,” Parke said.

Rascher’s campaign tells 44News they are still weighing options of a recount.

They have until Tuesday to make that decision.

While Republican Party Chair Wayne Parke tells me that no decision on a recount has been made- he has until Friday to decide.

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