INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recount will take place in a Republican primary race for a legislative seat in suburban Indianapolis where the top two candidates are separated by six votes.
The recount announced Tuesday follows local election officials certifying the results showing Hamilton County Councilman Fred Glynn of Carmel with 1,844 votes, ahead of the 1,838 votes received by Suzie Jaworowski of Fishers. A third candidate had less than 500 votes.
Jaworowski, who was Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign state manager, said she called for a recount for District 32’s nomination because “six votes is just too close when there are almost 4,000 votes”.
Glynn was among about two dozen candidates endorsed in the Republican primaries by a group seeking to push the GOP-dominated Legislature farther to the right on issues such as abortion and firearms.
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These frustrated conservatives failed in most of their races, though one defeated a 10-term incumbent in northern Indiana and two others won nominations for open GOP-leaning seats.
The winner of the recount will face Democrat Victoria Garcia Wilburn, a professor of occupational therapy at IUPUI, for the open seat that political analysts consider a rotating district covering parts of Carmel, Fishers and the North Side of Indianapolis.
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