Recount doesn’t change outcome in King, Whitfield race

Tuesday night’s recount in the Jefferson County judge’s race didn’t change the outcome, officials said Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning, Election Coordinator Will Fox said that the final, unofficial, early voting and absentee ballot counts resulted in Ivan Whitfield receiving 1,994 votes and County Judge Dutch King 1,247 votes.

The Jefferson County Election Commission is scheduled to meet today, May 28, at 5 p.m. at the Jefferson County Election Center, 123 Main, to reopen the absentee ballot canvass and inspect ballots previously rejected.

The overall final, unofficial, election results reported Tuesday night were King at 4,971 votes and Whitfield at 4,864 votes.