Tables of East Baton Rouge election commissioners conducted a tedious and time-consuming hand recount of the absentee ballots cast in the District 16 Senate race for last Saturday's election, to see if the recount would break the tie between Republican candidates Franklin Foil and Steve Carter. Foil gained one vote, and Carter lost three in the recount, so Foil will advance to the Nov. 16 runoff against Democratic candidate Beverly Brooks Thompson.