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County Calls for Post-Election Manual Tally, Not a Full Recount

One percent of precinct ballots counted by these optical scanners will be recounted in a manual tally by the county Registrar of Voters. (Photo by Josh Koehn)

County Executive Jeff Smith announced Friday that the Registrar of Voters will conduct a post-election manual tally of 1 percent of precincts to ensure the accuracy of electronic vote scanners. The recount is not related to any particular local race, he noted in a statement, but it offers a last-gasp hope to candidates who trail by close margins.

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