Lynn Mayor Edward Clancy has announced he will file for a recount of the Nov. 3 general election that he lost by 27 votes to challenger Judith Flanagan Kennedy.
Clancy, an eight-year incumbent, said Tuesday since the election was so close people would be more comfortable with a hand count.
Clancy said attorney Haskell Kassler will represent him during the recount.
Clancy said he needs 10 signatures from each ward to file for the recount and that his campaign is working on obtaining those signatures.
Kennedy would become the first elected female mayor of Lynn. The city clerk's office reported that she received 8,043 votes to Clancy's 8,016.
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