Opponents Weigh Recount Request After Casino Question Passes
Anti-casino activists are considering requesting a recount after city voters narrowly approved a casino proposed for the Brockton Fairgrounds.
Isabel Lopez, an organizer for the Brockton Interfaith Community, said Wednesday that the group will meet in the coming days to decide if it will move forward with the recount request.
Brockton voters approved the casino plan by 143 votes— 7,163 in favor to 7,020 against.
An elections official said recount requests typically must be filed within ten days. He said provisional and hand-counted ballots will be reviewed Wednesday. They were not enough to change the election's outcome, however.
Even if the group decides not to seek a recount, Lopez says it will continue to galvanize opposition as the proposal advances in the competition for Massachusetts' final resort casino license.