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Vote recount begins for District B council seat

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Votes in a closely contested race for The New Orleans City Council will be recounted Tuesday. 

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There were only 131 votes that separated Jay Banks from his opponent Seth Bloom in the race for the District B council seat, currently being held by mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell. 

Bloom called for the recount, stating that absentee ballots were thrown out and that he wants an investigation. 

The recount will begin at 9 a.m. 

For a full recap of the election results from Saturday, click here. 

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