Recount finds no changes in Tell City mayoral race


TELL CITY, Ind. (WEHT) – The Tell City mayoral race’s recount found no changes, finding Democrat Chris Cail to be the winner by two votes.

Incumbent Republican Mayor Jim Adams filed for the recount after losing by two votes.

It took nearly three hours to recount all the votes from last month’s mayor’s race from all eight precincts. Now Mayor-Elect Cail will focus on what he wants to accomplish the next four years.

“I’m very pleased with the results of this recount,” says Mayor-Elect Cail.

“Ever since election day, I’ve braced myself for it. It was a two vote difference,” says Mayor Adams.

The recount ends a nearly six-week wait to determine who will officially take office next month. Cail, who spent eight years on city council, says the wait didn’t affect his planning and wants to be a mayor for both those who did and didn’t vote for him.

“I’m working on my transition team right now. I don’t plan to make a lot of changes of department heads at this time, but moving forward and getting things done, I want to work on infrastructure. Our streets, sidewalks, job growth and other things like that to make it a better place,” he says.

Mayor Adams filed a recount request, two weeks after election day. He called Cail to concede after learning of the result.

“I had plenty of time to deal with whatever was going to come down the pike with this recount,” he said. Mayor Adams also says he still respects cail and offered his advice if he needs it.

“I reached out to him today and told him that if there was anything that he needed from me, any questions or any advice or any opinions that I have on anything, do not hesitate to ask me,” says Mayor Adams.

“He’s a great guy. I’ve known him most of my life so I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors,” adds Mayor-Elect Cail.

Original story

TELL CITY, Ind. (WEHT) – A recount is taking place in the Tell City mayoral race on Friday.

Incumbent Republican Mayor Jim Adams filed for the recount after losing to Democrat Chris Cail by only two votes.

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(This story was originally published on December 13, 2019)

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