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RECOUNT COMMISSION APPOINTED BY JUDGE AND ELECTION MATERIALS IMPOUNDED

LAWRENCE COUNTY - DECEMBER 2, 2022 - During a hearing yesterday in Lawrence County Circuit Court Judge Nathan Nikirk appointed a Recount Commission and impounded all election materials for a recount in the Pleasant Run Township Advisory Board race.



The court granted the petition by the Libertarian Party on behalf of Carrie Atkins that was filed on November 28, 2022. There will be a manual recount of the absentee ballots cast in the November 8, 2002, Election.


The Libertarian Party of Lawrence County being represented by Justin Grant, Attorney at law who filed the petition on November 28, 2022.


The following people have been appointed to the Recount Commission which include Jim Pitman, Republican member, John Castrale, Democrat member, and Elizabeth Jones, Mechanic.


The recount commission will convene in the courtroom at the Lawrence County Courthouse on December 6, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of being sworn, adopting procedures, setting the date for the recount and the final arguments before the commission and resolving other matters.


Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey has already secured all voting related materials and the court is in possession of the voting materials.


Each of the recount commission will receive $100 for each day actually engaged in the official recount being paid by the Libertarian Party and Lawrence County General Fund.


Both Carrie Atkins and James Edsel Ford received 171 votes after the absentee ballots were counted.


(LAWRENCE COUNTY ELECTION BOARD RECOUNTS ABSENTEE BALLOTS AND CERTIFIES 2022 ELECTTION)


By Indiana State law the Pleasant Run Township Advisory board will determine the winner prior to any changes or differences in the recount. The Pleasant Run Township advisory board consists of Gary Faubion, Paul Ford, and James Ford.


Lawrence County Zephyr will continue to monitor developments in the recount.


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By state law the Pleasant Run Township Advisory board will determine the winner.

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