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Provisional ballots bring Conecuh County sheriff’s race to tie, recount Friday

If still tied after a recount, the winner will be decided by a game of chance.

Conecuh County Sheriff candidates Democrat Randy Brock, left, and Republican Mike Blackmon, right.

Only one vote separated the two candidates for Conecuh County sheriff on Tuesday, and that drew to a dead tie after provisional ballots were counted a week after the election.

Before the provisional count, Democrat Randy Brock led Republican Mike Blackmon by a single vote.

“I feel positive about today’s outcome and fully believe the continued momentum will carry me to a victory on Friday,” Blackmon said.

If the two candidates are still tied following the recount, the winner will be decided by a game of chance as provided in the Code of Alabama. This would likely be a coin flip.

“The Alabama Republican Party has always defended people’s rights and freedoms, and that includes making sure every ballot has been counted,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl. “We support Mike Blackmon and his bid for sheriff as this election moves into its next phase.”

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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