Created: 07/13/2012 06:16:55 PM PDT
An 8th Congressional District candidate who finished third in the June primary on Friday ended a recount he had requested.
Philip Liberatore of Lake Arrowhead brought the 24-precinct recount to a halt just three hours after it began Friday morning, said county Registrar Mike Scarpello.
Officials at the San Bernardino County Registrar’s Office had gotten through six precincts before Liberatore ended the recount, held at Liberatore’s expense.
Friday’s recount cost Liberatore $11,335 and would have carried an additional $6,000-per-day cost if more time was needed to finish.
“After six precincts, Mr. Cook gained two votes and (Brad) Mitzelfelt gained one vote,” Scarpello said.
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