According to Watauga County Elections Director Jane Ann Hodges, votes from the Cove Creek precinct were initially counted twice. The difference is enough to cause two contenders for commissioner to swap term lengths. Billy Kennedy will now get the four-year term initially believed to be David Blust’s. Blust will now only serve two years unless he wants to run again and win. Jay Fenwick, a candidate for school board, leap-frogged over Jason Cornett, but both will serve regardless.