EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has completed the requested recounts in four Republican races in the state, and the outcome of each race remains unchanged.

The candidates who requested recounts are Peter Lupia; candidate for the County Clerk and Recorder, Rae Ann Weber; candidate for the County Coroner, Lynda Zamora Wilson; candidate for State Senator District 9, and Tina Peters; candidate for Colorado Secretary of State. 

“When a candidate takes their prerogative to request a recount, our office ensures the process is conducted with professionalism, accuracy and transparency,” said Clerk Chuck Broerman. “Overall, the recount was robust, done with great care and detail.  It was precise and all ballots were accounted for on behalf of the candidates, their supporters, and El Paso County citizens.”

Previously, Clerk Broerman had noted that El Paso County is unique due to the fact there were four recounts to be conducted simultaneously. It is the only county in the state that had multiple requested recounts.

During the recount, the bipartisan appointed Canvass Board and interested parties who requested the recount were present during the entire process. The Logic and Accuracy test completed prior to the recount was comprehensive and passed with 100% accuracy.

The recount did not alter the outcome for any of the races. The minimal changes noted below are attributed to the extra level of scrutiny and review relating to undervotes, as required by Colorado Recount Law. This is not attributed to the operation of the election equipment, said the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The final recount results for the local races are as follows:

Republican Party Primary Secretary of State

CandidateVotesPercentageRecount Vote ChangeTotal Votes
Tina Peters31,19532.35%+131,196
Mike O’Donnell23,77424.66%+223,776
Pam Anderson41,45042.99%+241,452

Republican Party Primary State Senator District 9

CandidateVotesPercentageRecount Vote ChangeTotal Votes
Lynda Zamora Wilson10,37833.64%010,378
Paul Lundeen20,47066.36%+120,471

Republican Party Primary Clerk and Recorder

CandidateVotesPercentageRecount Vote ChangeTotal Votes
Peter Lupia33,65235.57%+333,655
Steve Schleiker60,96664.43%+260,968

Republican Party Primary County Coroner

CandidateVotesPercentageRecount Vote ChangeTotal Votes
Rae Ann Weber32,67034.05%+532,675
Leon Kelly63,26665.95%063,266

“Citizens of El Paso County can be proud of our election team and bipartisan election judges.  Due to the uniqueness and complexity of this requested recount, while conducting it in a polarized environment, has provided them the opportunity to showcase the professionalism they exude, daily,” said Clerk Broerman. 

“These individuals continue to demonstrate the utmost integrity and dedication in providing accurate, fair, and verifiable elections and often do not get the credit and thanks, they truly deserve. I’m proud of the work everyone did in completing this recount, including a retesting of the tabulation machines to verify accuracy.”