West Lafayette City Council recount case dismissed

A West Lafayette City Council candidate's recount case was dismissed Thursday due to an issue with the filing.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 1:44 PM
Updated: Dec 5, 2019 1:47 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette City Council candidate's recount case was dismissed Thursday due to an issue with the filing. 

Speaking with Austin Bohlin, the petition for the recount wasn’t verified. 

"When we went and filed it, there weren't a whole lot of resources for like, someone who's not a lawyer to know what was going on. So we just kind of like copied the same language that we saw in like other petitions that we found. I can’t tell you the specifications on why it got dismissed. It has something to do with the wording and I think it needed to be notarized also and we didn’t do that," said Bohlin.

Bohlin has conceded the race making Norris Wang the official winner. There are no plans for any further trials or investigations. Norris Wang will keep hold of his win.

Austin Bohlin ran against Incumbent Norris Wang and lost by just five votes. Bohlin filed a petition for a recount on November 13th in Tippecanoe County Circuit Court. He ask for the recount.

Court documents indicate Bohlin believes the votes were not counted correctly and wanted votes to be counted manually. Bohlin also asked the votes to be compared to votes already counted electronically.

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