A recount of votes in the city council’s primary election in Council Bluffs changed nothing. The recount took most of the day yesterday and was sought by incumbent city councilman Darren Bates, who failed to earn enough votes to advance to next month’s general election.
After the recount, officials say not a single vote from the original tally was changed. Bates questioned the reliability of the electronic voting system. Earlier this year, he was acquitted on charges stemming from an undercover prostitution sting at a Council Bluffs motel.
By Karla James