Willie Billings Disputes House District 72 Recount
(St. George, UT) -- Utah House District 72 candidate Willie Billings still wants a hand count of every ballot in the primary election, as Joe Elison remained the winner after a recount this week. Elison's lead increased from seven to eleven votes, but Billings is claiming he has a 20-percent lead. He says people have "widespread distrust" of voting machines. Washington County Clerk/Auditor Susan Lewis says hand recounts are more likely to result in bias and human error.