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November 28, 2012

Day 1 in Le Sueur County Senate recount changes little

Dahle's 78-vote margin shrinks by three



The Dahle challenge came on a ballot where the voter marked the ovals with an X on part of the ballot, including on the oval next to Dudley’s name, before coloring in the ovals (as ballot instructions suggest) on the remaining races.

Rice County election officials hand-counted the ballots, which are read by machines on Election Day, at six tables and finished the more than 17,000 ballots in less than six hours. Representatives of both campaigns told Windschitl they were very satisfied with how the recount was conducted.

“It went really, really well,” she said.

The recount resumes at 8:30 a.m. today at the Le Sueur County Courthouse in Le Center, and the public is welcome to observe.

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