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Possible West Palm Beach recount in mayor’s race

Posted at 6:49 PM, Mar 13, 2019

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The West Palm mayor’s race may require a recount.

The city’s canvassing board is scheduled to meet Friday at 9 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Election’s tabulation center to determine if the win by Commissioner Keith James with 50.38 percent is large enough to avoid a runoff against Commissioner Paula Ryan.

If the canvassing board determines it was not a large enough margin, then they will hold a recount.

In a statement, James said, “I fully support the recount process that is being initiated.”

He added, “I do not expect the outcome of this election to change as a result of the recount. We are prepared for the run-off election, if needed.”