Recount Changes Outcome Of Oklahoma House Race


Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 5:49 pm
By: News 9


A recount has changed the outcome of a special election to fill an Oklahoma House of Representatives seat from Tulsa with the Republican nominee now the apparent winner by one vote.

Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant told The Associated Press Wednesday that Republican Katie Henke received 1,415 votes to 1,414 to Democrat Dan Arthrell.

The recount by hand was requested by Henke after initial returns showed Arthrell the winner by a 1,418-1,415 count in the April 3 election.

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If the latest result holds, Henke would replace Republican Rep. Dan Sullivan, who vacated the seat to become chief executive officer of the Grand River Dam Authority.