GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A recount Tuesday confirms Sharon Hightower defeated Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small for Greensboro City Council District 1.
The results from Tuesday's recount showed Hightower won by 12 votes.
On Nov. 5, the race between the two candidates was close, but Hightower won by 15 votes. Last week, Bellamy-Small requested a recount. In a statement, she said her decision was driven by her constituents.
According to the Guilford County Board of Elections, the three-vote difference was because provisional votes were counted and one duplicate vote was removed.
Bellamy-Small has 24 hours to file a protest and request a "hand-eye" recount.