Brumm to ask for recount

Margaret Brumm

MARQUETTE — Results for the Marquette City Commission primary election were officially verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, indicating vote tallies remained the same as the unofficial results posted that morning.

However, Marquette City Commission candidate Margaret Brumm has said she plans to challenge the count, as initial results early Wednesday morning showed she received the fourth-most votes in the race, but later results indicated she missed qualifying for the general election by just over 20 votes.

The official statement of votes cast indicates candidates Evan Bonsall, Andrew Lorinser, Sally R. Davis and Nina van den Ende remain the top four vote-getters, with 1,738, 962, 817 and 567 votes, respectively. According to the official tally, Brumm was the candiate with the fifth-most votes — 546 as compared to van den Ende’s 567 votes.

However, Brumm has made an appointment for Monday with the county clerk’s office to request a recount for a number of reasons, she said in an email.

“I’m requesting a recount because of A) the change between the first and second set of results; B) the fact that only 21 votes separate me from the fourth place candidate; and C) to verify the integrity of the vote counting process after several people asked me, ‘What happened?'” Brumm wrote Wednesday.


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