|Published:||Aug 28, 2010 11:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 28, 2010 8:54 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A recount in underway for a Lee County race that was too close to call after Tuesday's elections.
Incumbent judge Archie Hayward and former Cape mayor Eric Feichthaler are neck-and-neck for a spot as a Lee County judge.
Hayward led on Tuesday night with 187 votes, a margin so narrow that elections officials were required by law to do a recount.
They're re-processing 82,000 ballots Saturday, to name a sure-winner in the race.
"We are retabulating all the early voting ballots and all the absentee ballots. At the Elections Center in South Fort Myers they are retabulating at the precinct ballots. We'll combine all those totals together, and then take another look at our race for county judge," said elections supervisor Sharon Harrington.
If the vote margin narrows much more, officials will be required to count them again by hand.
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