Recount completed, Jay Banks remains unofficial Dist. B council winner

Recount completed, Jay Banks remains unofficial Dist. B council winner
Jay Banks. Source: Fox 8

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The recount of the votes in the District B council race has been completed.

According to the Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell, there were no disparities and Jay Banks remains the unofficial winner of the race.

Morrell said nothing official has been filed with the Secretary of State's office.

Only 131 votes separated Banks and his opponent Seth Bloom.

Bloom has until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to formally ask for a recount. If he doesn't, all absentee votes will be counted and certified Monday, and Banks will be officially declared the winner.

Banks will take over the seat formerly held by mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell.