Beaulieu ahead of Bosch after full recount completed

Beaulieu ahead of Bosch after full recount completed
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 2:39 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Incumbent Nelson Beaulieu finished ahead of Jennah Bosch by two votes after a full recount of the New Hanover Board of Education Democratic primary votes Thursday.

Beaulieu finished with 7,376 to Bosch’s 7,374. This puts Beaulieu ahead of Bosch for the fourth and final Democratic nomination for the November general election ballot.

Bosch told WECT that she will not protest the results.

“I’m not protesting the results from today. Because there was no tie there is no chance of a second primary. I did have 24 hours to protest the results but that would be questioning the conduct of the bipartisan team counters over the past 2 days. This is not something I’m willing to do because I was there both days and saw the job they did with displaying both pride and integrity. There is nothing to question there. And I have nothing but admiration, respect and thankfulness for the job they did as well as for the Board of Elections staff, board and volunteers,” Bosch said.

Beaulieu, an incumbent school board member, requested the hand-to-eye recount after finishing two votes short of Bosch in a machine recount done earlier this month.

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