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Nov 20, 2012

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Mike Worcester

I guess to me the obvious question is: has this happened before in other state elections and if so, was this the remedy used in those cases also?

Amy Wilde

Same thing happened last week, Mike, in the tie vote between Gabrielson & Fenrich in Meeker County. Extra ballot in the box because a judge apparently inadvertently gave a voter two ballots stuck together. Before the recount, one ballot was reportedly pulled at random & Gabrielson lost the precinct & thus the election by one vote. I've never heard of this "solution" to election judge error before; it does seem odd but is apparently legal.

Yes, I'd linked to the Litchfield Independent Review article in a earlier post. It does seem odd, but it is the law.

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