Rapid City State Senate candidate David Johnson files for recoun - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City State Senate candidate David Johnson files for recount

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Only 30 votes separated state senate District 33 candidates incumbent Phil Jensen and challenger David Johnson in the primary election. So, a recount will happen Monday June 23rd.

Since there was a margin less than two percent, Johnson had the option of a recount. He filed petitions in both Meade and Pennington county Thursday.
 
Lori Severson, election supervisor for Pennington County said Friday that recounts don't happen often. "It's very unusual to have a recount most of our elections are wider than that two percent margin so they don't qualify for a recount," said Severson.

Pennington County Auditor Julie Pearson said the voting machines are very accurate, so it's unlikely that 30 or more votes were counted wrong.
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