Candidate Claudette Smith files petition for recount of mayoral election results

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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo announced today it has received one petition to recount some of Saturday’s ballots.

Director of Communications Jordan Schupbach said in a statement candidate Claudette Smith filed the petition today, and the city secretary’s office is processing it.

According to state law, Smith will have to pay a deposit and all costs of the recount.

Unofficial totals show Smith and Mayor Ginger Nelson had the most votes in the race between four candidates.

Nelson won with 54% of the vote.

Smith received 29% of the vote.

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