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Caddo Parish sheriff’s race decided by one vote; recount expected

By: - November 20, 2023 2:48 pm
Henry Whitehorn

A recount Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, confirmed that Henry Whitehorn won the Caddo Parish sheriff’s race by one vote out of more than 43,000 cast earlier this month. (campaign photo)

A recount is anticipated after Saturday’s election results saw Henry Whitehorn claim the Caddo Parish sheriff’s race against John Nickelson by just one vote out of more than 43,000 cast. 

Nickelson is expected to ask for a recount before a 4:30 p.m. Tuesday deadline, according to KSLA-TV in Shreveport. The recount would take place Monday, Nov. 27.

“I’m feeling grateful actually, just grateful for all the folks that did get out and vote,” Whitehorn told KSLA. “We had a 28% turnout, but I’m grateful I came out victorious with one vote. It’s like we tell people all the time: Every vote counts. I’m thankful that the results are what they are, and I believe they will stay as they are.”

Whitehorn would replace Sheriff Steve Prator, who announced his retirement earlier this year after 50 years in law enforcement.


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