There comes a time to give it a rest, for the good of the community.
The time has come in a couple political races in Imperial County. Partial recounts were done in the close District 5 county supervisor's race and the not particularly close county sheriff's race, and the results didn't change. Now that information is out there, it is time for those who supported candidates who did not triumph to get behind the person who was elected and do what is best for our county.
There is satisfaction in running a good, close race and getting the message of the candidacy to the populace. And there is always next time.
Imperial Irrigation District Division 3 candidate Ruben Garcia, who led after election night and lost by only a handful of votes when all the votes were tallied, might have had the best case to demand a recount, but he chose not to do so within the allotted amount of time. So Garcia, too, must live with the result. The toughest thing for Garcia might be that he is going to have to live with two minuscule losses for major positions in our county in the last few years, as he was involved in a similar nip and tuck scenario four years ago in his race for county supervisor.