ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)- In a press release Thursday, the campaign of Rick Stream, who lost an extremely close race for County Executive to Democrat Steve Stenger in November, announced that they have officially filed for a recount.
Thursday was the last day to file for a recount, which is an option for anyone running for public office with a margin of victory within one percent of the total votes cast for office. Stream lost by 0.6 percent in an extremely close race.
Stream makes his decision after consultation with his legal team and other election experts in the community regarding the extremely close outcome, as well as multiple voting irregularities, shortages of ballots, and voter complaints on Election Day.
Stream is asking for a recount at his expense in order to guarantee that each vote in the race was counted. Stream's campaign said in a release Thursday that the recount would also allow for the Board of Elections to identify any additional issues to ensure accurate and fair voting in the future.
Steve Stenger, who was victorious in the November election, has been notified of the the request and Stream's campaign says it is hoping for a timely result of election.