Recounts set in three races
WARREN – Three people who ran for Trumbull County Republican Party central committee seats as write-in candidates were not certified as winners in the May 6 primary election because they received no votes.
Write-in votes were cast in the races for Bristol precinct B and Warren precinct 2G, but none were for the two registered write-in candidates.
Susanne Kacsandi ran as a write-in candidate in Warren’s precinct 2G because she filed her nominating petitions late, and Amy Senne was running as a write-in candidate for Bristol precinct B.
A third woman, Diana Hetson, ran for Republican Party central committee member for Hubbard precinct 2B. There were no votes cast in that race.
The Trumbull County Board of Elections Friday made official the primary election returns, which resulted in four recounts: one in a race for a spot on the Trumbull County Democratic Party central committee, two on the Trumbull GOP central committee and one for a liquor option in Niles.
In the Democratic race in Niles precinct 3A, Argie K. Clay is beating Linda Marchese by one vote, 101 to 100.
The GOP races in McDonald precincts B and C between Brian Fisher and Debbie Lewis and Sharon Roberts and Christine Smith are tied at three and seven votes each. A coin flip determined Lewis was the winner in B and Smith in C.
In Niles, Red Dragon Convenient Store in precinct 4F was asking voters to approve Sunday sales for beer, wine and mixed beverages, but since the issue was tied at 49, it was certified as failed.
Automatic hand recounts are triggered when the vote margin is less than one-half of one percent. These recounts will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. June 2 at the board of elections.