Garlin Gilchrist Considers Recount in Detroit Clerk's Race

November 08, 2017, 2:32 PM by  Allan Lengel


Garlin Gilchrist: "Voters need to know their vote was counted and counted accurately." (Facebook photo)

Garlin Gilchrist, who was narrowly defeated Tuesday in his bid to unseat Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey, is considering a recount request.

In a statement Wednesday, the former Detroit technology director says: 

We launched this campaign to make sure transparency was returned to the election process in the City of Detroit.

After reviewing the unofficial returns and hearing troubling accounts from voters about their experiences, there are questions about yesterday’s election that give us concern about the vote tallies.

We are looking into these issues and doing our due diligence and expect to make a decision in the next few days whether to file for a recount.

I strongly believe that Detroit voters need to know their vote was counted and counted accurately.

Regardless of the final result, I strongly believe that we all need to have trust in our election system especially going into the 2018 cycle and I want to do what’s in the best interest of Detroit voters.

Winfrey garnered 49,882 votes (50.5 percent), compared to Gilchrist's 48,400 (49 percent), for a difference of 1,482 votes.

Related post today:

'Immature' and 'Classless:' Online Strut by City Clerk Janice Winfrey Draws Rebukes

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