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Close vote for Aldine Board draws recount

The value of a single vote was clearly demonstrated this week, as candidate for Aldine Trustee Position 1, Tony Diaz, lost to the incumbent, Patricia Bourgeois, by a margin of only 5 votes out of 11,637 cast. Diaz received 5816, and Bourgeois received 5821. However, another 3748 voters did not choose either candidate. Diaz indicated to the Northeast News that he will request a recount, after the ballots are canvassed this week, and are official.