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UNC student wins recount for Chapel Hill council seat over incumbent

Posted November 22, 2019 11:19 a.m. EST
Updated November 22, 2019 6:30 p.m. EST

Tai Huynh, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds an unofficial 24-vote edge on incumbent Nancy Oates in the race for a seat on the town council.

— A University of North Carolina undergraduate has captured a seat on the Chapel Hill Town Council, recount election results released Friday show.

Tai Huynh, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior, received 3,959 votes. Nancy Oates, who joined the council in 2015, had 3,935 votes.

The difference is 0.008 percent of the 28,483 total votes in the election.

Jess Anderson had the most votes in the election, with 5,451. Amy Ryan followed with 4,418, and Michael Parker had 4,276.

The top four candidates won seats in the election.

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