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Board chairman race recount begins in La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on December 5, 2016

A recount is underway at the governmental complex in Ottawa.

Republican Don Jensen requested a recount after losing to Democrat Jerry Hicks last month by less than 300 votes in the race to be chairman of the La Salle County Board. Hicks was accepting of the move, saying Jensen “has every right” to ask for the recount, especially given the tight nature of the race. According to Illinois law, a candidate who loses a race can ask for the discovery recount if they get 95% of the votes that the winning candidate received.

La Salle County Clerk JoAnn Carretto says the recount will continue as long as need be to complete the process.

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