After reading the article published earlier today, incumbent Bonners Ferry Mayor David Sims responded, calling and asking if County Clerk Glenda Poston mentioned a letter, dated today, that he received this morning.
"On November 5, 2019" she wrote in the letter addressed to both candidates, "a general election was held and both of you were on the ballot for the Mayor's office for the City of Bonners Ferry. The Boundary County Board of Commissioners canvased the election ballot and certified the results on November 12, 2019.
"During Election Day there were several people who registered to vote and after being qualified were given a ballot for voting. After the election, while entering the new voters in the computer system, there were four (4) individuals that voted that were listed as non-eligible voters due to the voter's resident address.
"There is no way to track ballots to individual voters. Because your race vote tally was a difference of two (2) votes, it could have an effect on the election outcome and I wanted to bring this to your attention.
"My office does not give legal advice and I will leave it to each of you to address any issues you deem appropriate."
Sims, who had to wait until the election results were canvassed to file a recount request, said he hasn't yet filed a request and that he's been debating filing at all.
But today, he said, he's not so sure just what he'll do. Pursuant to Idaho Code, he has 20 days from the day the results were canvassed to apply for a recount with the Idaho Attorney General.