Recount reaffirms it: Plagge wins Supervisor District II, 206-203

Seated from left to right: Recount board members Ken Lubkeman, Jeanne Plagge and Renee Hansen sift through ballots June 10 as county deputy audior Julie Pralle looks on. Incumbent District II Supervisor Jerry Plagge was confirmed the winner of the June 3 GOP primary election following a vote recount last week. NICK PEDLEY/HAMPTON CHRONICLE.

A vote recount in the Republican primary race for Franklin County Supervisor District II confirmed incumbent Jerry Plagge as the winner on June 10.

     Gary McVicker, Plagge’s opponent, challenged the results of the June 3 GOP primary election after he was defeated by a three-vote margin. McVicker petitioned for a vote recount after the election results were canvassed on June 9, and the recount was held the following day inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center.

     A three-person board hand-counted each ballot and then ran them through a vote-counting machine, but the original results were upheld – Plagge was confirmed the winner of the primary, 206-203.

     “That just goes to show you that every vote counts, doesn’t it?” McVicker said after the recount. “With it being that close, I just had to do it.”

Read the full article in the June 18 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.