Bunch to to file for recount by week’s end, says newspaper

Republican incumbent Columbus City Councilman Dascal Bunch will file for a recount after losing the District 1 race by a single vote. Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that Bunch met with attorney Scott Andrews on Monday to discuss his options. Bunch told the newspaper that he will officially request a recount by the end of this week.

Democratic challenger Jerone Wood defeated Bunch, 260 to 259. Wood was one of four Democrats who won city council seats last week, giving the Democrats their first majority on the council since the 1980s. A recount has the potential keep the council in Republican hands.

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