North Idaho Republican Loses Again In Recount

Nov 26, 2014

Thyra Stevenson
Credit Idaho Legislature

A Republican lawmaker from northern Idaho who was 26 votes short of keeping her seat gained only one vote on her Democratic opponent in a recount.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that state Rep. Thyra Stevenson had requested the recount because Nez Perce County experienced technical problems tabulating ballots on election night.

Under Idaho law, the race didn't qualify for an automatic recount because the margins were greater than 0.1 percent. Instead, Stevenson paid $3,300, or $100 per precinct plus absentee ballots, for Tuesday's recount in Nez Perce County.

In the end, she was still 25 votes shy of beating Dan Rudolph for the District 6 legislative seat.

Stevenson says the recount was fair and accurate.