Supervisors Likely To Certify Elections Results Despite Recount Request

On Tuesday the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will accept the certified results of last month’s primary election. It’s a formality that’s not subject to a vote by the boardmembers. However, that doesn’t mean the losers in the election are going to accept the results quietly. A hand recount has been requested by the head of the Liberty Committee, which funded much of the campaigning for the losing countywide candidates, as well as supervisor candidates Kevin Crye and Chris Kelstrom, both of whom are headed to runoffs in their respective districts in November. The Liberty Committee is largely funded by Reverge Anselmo, a wealthy Connecticut man who left Shasta County after losing a lawsuit over his refusal to acquire building permits for commercial structures on his vineyard west of Shingletown. The cost of the recount must be paid for by the requesting party, and County Clerk Cathy Darling-Allen says her office is working on an estimate. At Tuesday’s meeting, Darling-Allen will ask supervisors to appoint someone other than her to supervise the recount of the County Clerk position. The Liberty Committee has hired a data analysis firm that will attempt to cast doubt on the election procedures.

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