The recount for the contested race for the final seat on the Ward County commission was finished Wednesday, and not only did Shelly Weppler retain her win, but she picked up an extra vote in the recount.
The final numbers were 11,161 votes for Weppler and 11,079 votes for Jim Lee.
"I'm very thankful to live in a country where the process can be challenged," said Weppler after the numbers came in. She looks forward to attending the first meeting and enjoying Thanksgiving.
Lee is out of state for Thanksgiving vacation and was unavailable for comment.