Grabinger-Nething recount in the worksA recount is in the works for the District 12 Senate race between John Grabinger and incumbent Dave Nething.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
A recount is in the works for the District 12 Senate race between John Grabinger and incumbent Dave Nething. Actions of the Canvassing Board Monday added six votes to Grabinger and eight to Nething for totals of 2,971 votes for Grabinger to 2,983 votes for Nething.
The 12-vote margin falls within the one half of 1 percent, or 15 votes, that triggers an automatic recount. Because the Senate is a state office the recount will be ordered by the state Canvassing Board when it meets later this week. The county would then have seven days in order to perform the recount.
“It’s mandatory,” said Noel Johnson, Stutsman County election administrator. “By statute it has to hap-pen.”
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at (701) 952-8452 or by e-mail at email@example.com