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Libertarian secretary of state primary recount cost $5,000

September 18, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say a recount in North Dakota’s secretary of state primary race cost about $5,000.

The state Supreme Court ordered the recount which gave the Libertarian candidate, Roland Riemers, one more vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger initially declined the recount because Riemers was the only Libertarian running for the seat. Riemers failed to get the 300 votes needed to move on to the November election.

All 53 counties in North Dakota have submitted requests for reimbursement of expenses related to the recount. The Bismarck Tribune says they range from $7.25 for Sheridan County to $434.52 in Cass County.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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