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Everything you always wanted to know about recounts*

Today, I received an email from an activist and supporter of Alejandra St Guillen, candidate for Boston City Council At-Large, urging me to visit 315 Centre St in Jamaica Plain, which contains a storefront usually reserved by a local Democrat candidate for office, in order to sign a recount petition. Although I did not actively support Alejandra in the 2019 race, I am aware of the tiny number of votes that separated Alejandra from Julia Mejia on Tuesday, November 5th. I saw on social media that Julia’s campaign is also gathering their own recount signatures, so I decided to pay Julia’s headquarters a visit on my way to Alejandra’s: here is a quick summary of what I learned from the two political camps.