Vicki Hiatt, a Democratic candidate for the Kansas Senate, has backed off her request for a recount.
The cost of a recount in the race that Hiatt lost by 952 votes to incumbent Republican Mary Pilcher-Cook was around $9,000 — too high for Hiatt.
“It didn’t seem to have any real valuable outcome,” Hiatt said.
But the Johnson County Election office said in a press release Wednesday that they had already completed the recount. The recount showed that Hiatt had still lost to Pilcher-Cook by 952 votes.
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When Hiatt announced she was seeking a recount last Friday, she cited election night issues in the Johnson County Election Office that delayed results as her main reason.