Clerk of court says runoff unchanged after recount for Louisiana House District 4 seat
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The runoff election Nov. 18 for the Louisiana House of Representatives District 4 seat remains unchanged, the Caddo Parish clerk of court said.
This all comes after one of the candidates in the election, Lyndon B. Johnson, requested a recount following the Oct. 14 election.
Johnson requested the recount because only 32 votes separated him and Jasmine Green.
“It brought peace to everybody to know that there were no errors and it was actually the number that it is,” Johnson said. “We did pick up three votes, which is not many. But we did pick up three, and we know that those three count.”
Green will face off against Joy Walters in the runoff Nov. 18, the clerk of court’s office said.
KSLA News 12 reached out to Green and Walters concerning the recount. They released the following statements.
Green: “The results are the results. The people have spoken.”
Walters: “Commissioner Johnson ran a competitive race, although the outcome was not what he hoped for. My prayers are with him and his team. This district is determined to elect its first female representative in its 211-year history!”
The recount was performed Thursday (Oct. 19) at the Caddo registrar of voters’ office.
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In attendance was Caddo Registrar of Voters Dale Sibley, Caddo Clerk of Court Mike Spence, Republican representative Creighton Light, Democrat representative RJ Johnson, and a representative from the governor’s office, Brenda Taylor.
Spence said candidates always are welcome to contest votes and have them be recounted.
“Anytime an election is close, candidates have spent a lot of money on their races and they would like to just make sure the numbers are right and there was one or two little discrepancies, if I remember right .002% of a change, which did not factor in the results of the election.”
KSLA News 12 is waiting for the secretary of state’s office to release the official election results.
“Right now, we just wish the two candidates the best of luck. And we’ll see how things happen within the next four years,” Johnson said.
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