Kimbley Craig won’t request recount in close primary

Monterey County Supervisor candidate Kimbley Craig has conceded the race after she failed to make the top two during the June 7 primary. Craig posted on Facebook that she would not be requesting a recount even though she lost the election by 19 votes. “The margin, despite being *so small* is decided on the ability to “make up” 18 plus one extra vote to win with such a low turnout of voters. It is difficult to “find” 19 votes with only 11,000 ballots — not impossible, but difficult,” Craig said. Craig would have needed to declare her request for a recount by Wednesday at 5 p.m.Craig explained in her post that she, or her campaign, would have paid for the recount. The recount could’ve caused between $19,000-$20,000. Craig did take the time to say that the cost was prohibitive and that she would be asking the Board of Supervisors to implement a policy where there’d be an automatic recount if the election was decided by less than 0.5%. “I just have to say I’m incredibly grateful to my supporters for standing by me through this race, and I look forward to continuing the work I’m doing as Mayor for all our fantastic residents here in Salinas,” Craig said. See her full post below.

Monterey County Supervisor candidate Kimbley Craig has conceded the race after she failed to make the top two during June 7 primary.

Craig posted on Facebook that she would not be requesting a recount even though she lost the election by 19 votes.

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“The margin, despite being *so small* is decided on the ability to “make up” 18 plus one extra vote to win with such a low turnout of voters. It is difficult to “find” 19 votes with only 11,000 ballots—not impossible, but difficult,” wrote Craig.

Craig would have needed to declare her request for a recount by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Craig explained in her post that she, or her campaign, would have pay for the recount. The recount could’ve caused between $19,000-$20,000.

Craig did take the time to say that the cost was prohibitive and that she would be asking the Board of Supervisors to implement a policy where there’d be an automatic recount if the election was decided by less than 0.5%.

“I just have to say I’m incredibly grateful to my supporters for standing by me through this race, and I look forward to continuing the work I’m doing as Mayor for all our fantastic residents here in Salinas,” Craig concluded.

See her full post below.

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