Tulsa, Okla. - The recount in the race for Tulsa County Clerk has ended with Pat Key's lead increasing by 5 votes after provisional ballots were counted.
Unofficial results from the Tulsa County Election Board gives Pat Key 9009 votes to Dean Martins 8825.
The results won't be certified until after a judge's ruling next Friday.
Judge William Kellough has scheduled a 10 A.M. hearing to rule next Friday on whether there are too many irregularities to determine a winner with mathematical certainty.
If that happens, the results would be tossed out and a new election ordered.
Bryant tells KRMG that the soonest that new election could happen is the second Tuesday in January 2013.
Martin’s lawyer claims that there are more than 1,800 irregularities in the absentee ballots.
Key’s lawyer argues that any irregularities are inconsequential and don’t affect the vote totals.
Five different teams spent more than a dozen hours hand-counting nearly 18,000 ballots.
The final count from last Tuesday’s election had Pat Key beating Dean Martin by 179 votes. Today's difference stands at 184 votes.