Attorney Jeff Yarbro plans to formally request a vote recount in the Democratic primary for the state Senate's District 21 seat following the confusing release of three sets of election results, with the current tally showing him facing a 13-vote deficit against incumbent state. Sen. Douglas Henry.
“This is an election where the numbers that have been released have changed several times,” Yarbro told The City Paper. “The margin is unquestionably very small. So I think it’s very important that the voters and the campaigns be able to have confidence in the final outcome of this election.”
According to a press release issued by the Yarbro campaign, the candidate plans to file a formal request for an expedited recount to be made by the Democratic State Executive Committee.
The Davidson County Election Commission is scheduled to certify election results on Aug. 23. By law, Yarbro would have five days after results are certified to make an appeal for a recount.
Previously, attorney Bob Thomas, finance chair for Henry’s campaign, had said Henry would not oppose the request for a recount.