Lynn Brezosky - Express-News Rio Grande Valley Bureau
But while Flores is ready to move past the months of post-primary recounts and court hearings, Cuellar's camp isn't about to let suspicions Flores fixed the vote slide.
“It's not over for the people that broke the law and tried to manipulate the outcome of the election,” Cuellar spokesman Colin Strother said Thursday.
Cuellar's folks complained the election judge didn't allow them to see what was going on and now say almost all the votes that put Flores ahead came from one counter.
“If you see evidence ... you see that almost all the recounts never deviate except ones called by this caller,” Mora said. “We obviously noticed this severe discrepancy and contacted the attorney general's office.”
The May 1 recount followed Cuellar's 37-vote lead in the April 8 runoff. But a judicial recount of the recount put Cuellar ahead by 42 votes.
Wednesday, the Court of Appeals affirmed Peeples' decision.
“If he wants to start getting dirty again, that's the truth, and I hope that the attorney general finds out what really happened,” he said.