COLLEGE STATION, TX — UPDATE:
The City of College Station has approved a manual recount for City Council Place-1 after a petition was filed by candidate Jason Cornelius.
Jason Cornelius filed a petition for a manual recount to be performed Friday.
Out of nearly 31,000 votes cast in the Nov. 3 election, Cornelius finished only five votes behind Bob Brick, according to the City of College Station.
The petition was approved by the City Secretary and the Mayor ordered a recount to be performed within seven days.
All 31,000 ballots must be printed and hand-counted by county election officials.
"Should the outcome change, the new ballot count will be canvassed and Cornelius will be sworn into the Place-1 seat at a future council meeting. Otherwise, Brick remains the winner."
College Station City Council candidate Jason Cornelius announced on his Facebook that he will be submitting a petition for a full recount.
With over 30,000 votes between both candidates, incumbent Bob Brick won the election by just 5 votes.
In his Facebook post, Cornelius said, "while the initial results aren't what we hoped for, I do take solace in this being the closest race in city history."
Texas law says that a recount will take place at the candidates' expense and Cornelius is asking for donations to help assist with
this extra cost.
The deadline for a petition to recount is Monday, November 16, 2020, at 5 pm.
View Jason Cornelius' full statement from Facebook below: