The race to become sheriff of southern Alabama’s Conecuh County ended in a tie and will now be recounted.
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According to certified election results, Randy Brock and Mike Blackmon each received 2,225 votes.
Blackmon was losing the race by just one vote, Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl stated.
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Wahl stated that the race will be subject to an automatic recount. A recount is required by state law if the margin of victory falls below half a percentage point. State law mandates that the winner be chosen by drawing lots if the race is still tied.