Reeves County Sheriffs Race Votes Validated 8/3/12
CBS 7 News Staff
(Pecos)- New details on the race for Reeves County Sheriff.
The 27 votes in question have been validated, and Arturo "Art" Granado has been declared the winner for the second time this week.
According to Sheriff Andy Gomez, each candidate received one extra vote after the 27 votes were checked and tallied Thursday evening.
Granado was first declared the winner on Tuesday, defeating Sheriff Gomez by only 8 votes.
However, officials said there were 27 votes needed to be validated to make the race final.
Sheriff Gomez tells CBS 7 that he has asked for a recount.
He says he will be contacted when they start the recount.