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9/11/2012 9:50:00 PM
CD4 Democrats face primary election recount
Mikel Weisser
Mikel Weisser
Johnnie Robinson
Johnnie Robinson
Joanna Dodder Nellans
The Daily Courier

The Democratic race in Arizona's 4th Congressional District will undergo an automatic recount because the vote was so close between the two competitors.

State law requires a recount if the spread between two candidates is fewer than 50 votes and fewer than a total of 25,000 votes were cast. The statewide canvass was Monday.

In the CD4 race between Golden Valley teacher Mikel Weisser and Johnnie Robinson of Florence, the spread was only 19 votes in favor of Robinson and a total of 20,730 people voted. Weisser won Yavapai and Mohave counties while Robinson took Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Pinal and Yuma.

Seven counties have to recount ballots in the CD4 race and complete their work by Monday, when the Secretary of State's Office will conduct the recount canvass, spokesman Matt Roberts said.

The Democratic winner will face Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar of Prescott, Libertarian Joe Pamelia of Prescott and Americans Elect Party candidate Richard Grayson of Apache Junction in the Nov. 6 general election.

As an official write-in candidate in a new party, Grayson needed just one primary election vote to get on the Nov. 6 general election ballot. He got 11 votes.

The newly drawn CD4 leans heavily Republican.

Only 28 percent of Arizona's registered voters bothered to vote in the primary, and only 64 percent of Arizona's 4.9 million adults are even registered to vote.

In Yavapai County the voter turnout was 37 percent, the third-best turnout in the state. Only 69 percent of Yavapai's 172,689 adults are registered to vote.

People can register to vote in the general election by Oct. 9. Early voting starts Oct. 11.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Article comment by: Larry T

If you want to make the voter ballet better. Get rid of any indication as to party or if the person is an incumbent. Then people will have to research the person. Many people vote by party only with no regards to the person. As far as John Roberson his skin is the wrong color for most in the area which is sad.

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Article comment by: Truth Please

@Tom Steele, yeah and don't forget to threaten voters and supporters of the people YOU don't support like you all did in the BOS race right TOM.

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Article comment by: Who Cares?

It's not like they have a remote chance of winning anyway.

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Article comment by: Tom Steele

The November 6th election is critical to the future of America. I would hope residents will help the party and walk their neighborhoods and be sure of a great turnout of properly registered voters. Our future depends on it.

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