Pope vs. Garza: Attorneys seek recount in 10th Ward race

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Official paperwork has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court contesting election results in the 10th aldermanic ward.

Recent vote tallies had incumbent Ald. John Pope trailing challenger Susan Sadlowski Garza by just 33 votes in the race over the Southeast Side ward.

Attorneys for both Pope and Garza filed requests for a recount on Monday, which was the deadline for the request.

Both sides will be looking for provisional ballots and absentee ballots to be counted in their favor. The remainder of the valid ballots will be counted on April 21 and the winner will be declared on the 23rd.

The Pope vs. Garza contest was just one of 18 aldermanic runoffs on April 7.

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