Mashpee Wampanoag election results confirmedAP , Associated Press
Mar. 4, 2013 8:47 AM ET
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) — A recount in the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal election has confirmed the original results.
The tribal Election Committee announced Saturday that the recount confirmed the results of the Feb. 24 election, in which Cedric Cromwell won a second four-year term as chairman.
The Taunton Daily Gazette http://bit.ly/1635T2q ) reports that the only difference was that runner-up David Pocknett picked up one extra vote and finished with 243.
Richard Oakley objected to the results after picking up just 23 votes. He did not gain any votes after the recount.
The tribe's Election Committee noted in a statement that Oakley, who requested the recount, and his witness were present during the recount process.
The Mashpee Wampanoags are trying to bring a resort casino to Taunton.
Information from: Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette, http://www.tauntongazette.com