EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A requested recount for the Evansville City Council Ward 2 election has been dropped.
Democratic incumbent Missy Mosby defeated Republican Natalie Rascher by 19 votes in the most recent tally. The Vanderburgh County Republican Party then requested the recount.
But after meeting with Rascher, attorneys, and members of the Republican Central Committee, Republican Party Chair Wayne Parke says it was determined it would be too difficult to overturn the recount.
Mosby will serve a fourth term representing the 2nd Ward seat. Elected officials will be sworn in on January 1.
Natalie Rascher released the following statement:
“First I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of my supporters and the residence of the second ward that believed in my aptitude to serve and vision for a better community. After meeting with legal counsel both Mr. Parke and I agreed that while there were more than 40+ issues found in absentee ballot validity, a recount would not allow for those ballots to be properly challenged under the current Indiana State election law. Therefore, I asked him to withdraw from this process. I plan on continuing to serve my community as a private citizen and look forward to my next endeavor, whatever it may be.”
(This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2019)