By WLOX Staff
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran won Thursday's recount of ballots from Tuesday's mayoral race. The Democrat beat Republican Scott Walker by 96 votes.
Walker requested the check after losing by less than 100 votes. Ocean Springs City Clerk Shelly Ferguson said recounts are typical when a race is that tight.
"Our election commissioners will meet and they will re-check the machine. They will re-check the absentee ballots and the affidavits," Ferguson told WLOX News Wednesday.
Tuesday's voter turnout was at an all-time high for Ocean Springs, with 44 percent of registered voters casting ballots.
If Scott Walker wants to take further legal action, he has 20 days to challenge Thursday's recount.