One day after Wade Wagner was sworn in as a North Las Vegas city councilman in Ward 4, former Councilman Richard Cherchio has demanded a recount – the latest development in the ongoing dispute. One illegal ballot was cast in Precinct 4306 in the June 7 general election that Wagner won by one vote.
After two lawsuits, several restraining orders and a judge’s ruling that the city must swear in Wagner, Cherchio is moving forward with his last option. Cherchio has requested a recount in precincts 2440, 2500 and 4304. The recount will cost him $600.
The former councilman said he chose the three precincts with the advice of his campaign members and attorney.
“We want to eliminate any mistakes and make sure all votes were accounted for properly,” said Cherchio.
… Clark County election officials will hand-count the votes in the three precincts and if the numbers don’t change by five votes or 1 percent, whichever is greater, a machine will count the rest of the ballots.
If the numbers are off by more than that, the rest of the ballots will be hand-counted.