There will be a recount in an Iowa House race in which one vote determined the winner. Troy Arthur did the necessary paperwork Monday to request that the votes be recounted, by humans or by a computer, in the race for Iowa House District 15 that represents Carter Lake and the west end of Council Bluffs. Arthur, a banker, was defeated by businessman John Blue, 275 votes to 274 in last Tuesday’s Republican primary. “I think they will try to get things done fast,” Arthur said of the process.
Communicating with Blue through text messages, Arthur said both agreed on the recount. “With a one-vote difference, we said we should do it,” Arthur said.
Iowa code requires participation from all parties involved when someone requests a recount, according to the Pottawattamie County Auditor’s Office. Arthur and Blue must each now select a representative for them who would be present for the counting.