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At least 3 recounts requested in state legislative races

November 16, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative candidates have requested recounts in at least three contests decided in last week’s election.

KELO-TV reports the closest fight is for a Sioux Falls state Senate seat. Democratic candidate Kasey Olivier is asking county auditors in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties to take another look in her race against Republican Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd.

Unofficial results show Olivier down by 27 votes.

Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz says the county will have two other legislative recounts. Republican Rep. Michael Clark, of Hartford, has requested one after his third-place finish against Republican Deb Peters and Democrat Michael Saba, who led Clark by 68 votes.

Democratic Rep. Dan Ahlers, of Dell Rapids, has also requested a recount after his finish behind Jon Hansen and Rep. Tom Pischke, both Republicans. Ahlers trailed Pischke by 101 votes.

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Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com

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