On Thursday, it looked like candidate Sarah E. Stewart had won the election for Roane County Circuit Court clerk.
But there was a new winner after a Friday recount: candidate Ann Goldston, who is now a deputy clerk.
Roane County election officials recounted every vote in Thursday’s state primary and county general election after an early voting memory card that had stored about 1,300 votes was not turned in. Election officials called it a human error.
The recount showed Goldston won 4,876 votes (41.5 percent) to Stewart’s 4,538 (38.6 percent). The earlier results, before the recount, showed a narrow win for Stewart.
Finishing in third in that race in both counts was Marty Miles, who had 2,349 votes (20 percent) in the recount. [Read more…]