Third count for Denton County ballots


The Denton Record-Chronicle reports that Denton County election administrators recounted the ballots from the Nov. 8 election again for the third time, after errors were discovered in the initial recount.  In that recount, some memory cards from the tabulations had been mislabeled and read twice while others had not been read.

As with the last recount, this one did not result in any races being reversed, but it did affect the totals.

Donald Trump’s vote percentage dropped to 57.13 percent from 57.17 percent.  Hillary Clinton’s vote percentage increased from 37.09 percent to 37.13%.

The Commissioner’s court met Tuesday at 9 a.m. to approve the canvass of the results of the election.

“It’s been a long ordeal from election night until today to get things correct, and I wanted to be able to assure all Denton County voters that their vote has been tabulated and did count in Denton County,” said County Judge Mary Horn.

“It’s certainly been an experience, one that hope we’ll never face again,” Horn told the court.

Only Horn was present, with Ron Marchant joining by Skype for the vote, which was approved 2-0.

Correction:  The original headline for this story incorrectly said “third recount”.  It has been corrected to note that this is the third count of the votes, or second recount.