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Jeffersonville City Council candidate calls vote recount 'high-jacking of democracy'

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Josh Rodriquez speaks to WDRB Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 about the results of the recount. Josh Rodriquez speaks to WDRB Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 about the results of the recount.
Steven Webb is sworn in as a new member of Jeffersonville's City Council Wendesday, Dec. 23, 2015. Steven Webb is sworn in as a new member of Jeffersonville's City Council Wendesday, Dec. 23, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It seems the fight is over for a seat on Jeffersonville's City Council, but that hasn't stopped one candidate from throwing some verbal punches. 

Winners of Jeffersonville's mayoral and city council races were sworn in Tuesday, including Steven Webb.

The Clark County Recount Commission declared Webb beat opponent Josh Rodriquez for the third seat in the city's at-large race Tuesday. But Rodriquez calls the latest recount a sham, claiming the commission ignored dozens of absentee ballots.

So he's taking his fight to a judge.

"The recount process seemed to be somewhat in a disarray," Rodrquez said. "As you can see when you have a three person panel that doesn't count ballots that are in front of them that's, to me, a high-jacking of democracy."

Rodriquez insists those ballots -- nearly 80 of them -- put him over the top to beat Webb.

He and his attorney plan to file their appeal after the holidays.

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