JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The result in the primary contest for the Fourth Judicial Circuit will remain the same after a recount.
"By state statue, if a candidate is eliminated by less than a half of a percent than it requires a recount," said Jerry Holland, Duval's Supervisor of Elections.
The unofficial results shows Brian Davis beat his closest opponent Melina Buncome by more than 36,000 votes. But since he won with less than 51-percent of the vote, state law demanded a recount. Elections officials say the count shows no change in the Tuesday returns.
"It's probably costing Duval County close to $50,000 for the recount," said Holland, "From a process standpoint, we need to prepare in case there is a recount in November."
The last time Duval County had a recount was during the 2000 election. Clay and Nassau counties are also recounting their ballots.