While she doubts the recount will find her the winner, Casteel said she decided to ask for one after hearing from many supporters, constituents and state leaders.
She said she believes the recount will prove the election was conducted in "a very proper way."
"I think because everybody is in such an uproar, I think it's fair to everybody that we just do it and put that to rest," she said.
"I am going to request a recount and I have retained Buck Wood as the attorney to represent me in that effort. I have thought about it a long time. I have come to grips with Election Day. However, my supporters and many of my constituents in House District 73 have encouraged me to ask for a recount. Forty-four, 45 votes is a pretty good stretch, but stranger things have happened."
She will have two days from when the Republican Party of Texas canvasses its primary results to petition for a recount. According to the party’s Web site, canvassing will happen March 22. After receiving the petition, the party will have two days to decide on whether to grant the recount.
Vince spoke to Rep. Casteel and got some more information from her about this. Casteel also mentioned support Macias had from anti-toll road forces as a factor in her loss, something which the Statesman more or less dismissed last week.
Finally, if Macias does hold on to the win, he'll have some fences to mend back home.Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 13, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack