A recount of nearly 10,000 ballots has confirmed Brad Cole as the winner of the election for Christian County sheriff.
It took approximately 4.5 hours Tuesday to review the ballots from three weeks prior. 28 election judges split time to complete the recount.
Cole’s vote total stayed the same at 3,275, according to Christian County Clerk Kay Brown. His challenger and the one who called for the recount, Ralph Phillips, did pick up one vote to net 3,272, but that still fell short.