American Civil Liberties Union attorney Armando Batastini filed a petition in Rhode Island Supreme Court on Monday asking the court to order the Board of Elections to conduct a manual recount of all precinct, mail and provisional ballots cast in the House District 58 Democratic primary.
Read emergency motion for expedited consideration here
The petition was filed on behalf of candidate Carlos Tobon, whose “purported one-vote loss” to incumbent William San Bento “has been mired in controversy and confusion since election night,” according to the ACLU. The ACLU petition also asks for an audit of all mail and provisional ballots in that election to determine the qualification of each voter submitting those ballots.
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