Rebecca Spencer, the Riverside County Registrar of Voters, said Monday that Wilson called off his recount request, just a day before the recount was set to start.
In a short email to Spencer, Wilson said that “after much thought and consideration,” he had chosen to end the recount process. He offered no reason for his cancellation.
The recount was expected to cost $2,632 for one day of counting, which would have started Tuesday.
Wilson, who has had much to say about the election, did not issue any sort of statement about why he chose not to seek a recount or what he plans to do with all of that campaign cash he won’t be spending now.
Waymond Fermon, who will now represent Indio’s 2nd District after beating Wilson by 4 %, issued the following statement:
“Since the start of this campaign, we’ve had full confidence in the process. There is a lot of work to be done in order to create the communities our residents deserve. We are already working to fulfill that mission and look forward to the future of Indio.”