Saturday, December 10, 2005

Taft Cousin Defeated by One Vote

Incumbent City Councilman Rick Taft, cousin of Ohio Gov. Bob Taft, was declared the loser in a city council race in the upscale Cleveland suburb of Pepper Pike. Rick Taft had won a coin toss to determine the winner of the race after the results showed the race to be a perfect tie. But a recount on Thursday showed challenger Richard Bain had won by a one-vote margin, 1,124 to 1,123. The result of the race may not be over and a another recount may be necessary, as the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections confirmed on Thursday that the determining vote may be a chad issue.

Rick Taft


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