By CRAIG ALANIZ
Ballots were recounted Tuesday in the Cameron County Constable Precinct 1 race between Horacio Zamora and Pete Delgadillo.
Delgadillo came away with the win by a slim margin and said he was pleased that he was able to have the votes recounted.
“It feels good to win, I can’t wait to get started working with the community,” Delgadillo said.
The term for Cameron County Constable Precinct 1 begins January 1, 2013.
A recount of the votes was scheduled after the provisional votes and missing ballots were accounted for, officials said. The recount had different totals than the original count. The revised totals were 2486 to 2479 with Delgadillo ahead of Zamora.
The canvassing authority must conduct a canvass for the office as soon as practicable after completion of the recount, using the committee report in the supervisor’s possession because the recount changed the number of votes. The new canvass is the official canvass for all purposes, including calculating election contest filing deadlines.
The original totals from the election were 2504 to 2501 with incumbent Zamora ahead of challenger Delgadillo by three votes.
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