(Burlington, Ky.) - Cathy Flaig has waved the white flag on a recount of votes in Boone County.
The Republican judge-executive candidate challenged the May 18 election night totals after losing by just 74 votes.
According to the Kentucky Enquirer, Flaig said in a statement that based on the result of a recount of all paper ballots, it’s become apparent that further recounting won’t change the outcome of the primary election.
Gary Moore is set to run unopposed in November’s general election for re-election as Boone County Judge-Executive.
The recount included a one-by-one tally of more than 11,500 paper ballots which showed no significant change in the vote difference. A total of 12,146 votes were cast in the election with the rest of the ballots remaining on the county’s eSlate handicap voting machines.
Flaig – already on the hook for a $6,000 bond for the paper ballot recount - would have had to pay the additional cost of having those remaining votes counted as well. The company who built the eSlate machines wanted $1,200 per technician per day to have the machines recounted.