Faulkner County recount does not change outcome
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The outcome of the Republican primary in the Faulkner County Clerk's race is unchanged after a recount of votes.
The Log Cabin Democrat reports Friday's recount shows deputy county clerk Margaret Darter defeated Marvin Lessmann by a count of 4,523 to 3,823. Initial vote totals were 4,522-3,822 in favor of Darter.
Lessmann has said he was locked out of the courthouse when he arrived about a minute before closing time on May 22 - the last day to file a recount petition.
Two election commissioners, the county clerk and the county clerk's office staff say they were present at the 4:30 closing time waiting for Lessmann because they knew was supposed to be coming, but that he never arrived,.
Darter faces Democrat Aaron Knight in the November election.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.