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WTRF.com UPDATE: Miller Declared Winner in Re-Count

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WTRF.com UPDATE

Republican Robert Miller, Jr. has been declared the winner in the race for the County Commission seat Tuesday night.

According to Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest, the re-count confirmed the results of a canvass held a few weeks ago.

Incumbent Jake Padlow will not receive the $300 dollar bond he posted for the re-count.


ORIGINAL STORY

Election officials in Marshall County are preparing to begin a re-count in the race for the County Commission seat on Tuesday.

A human error showed Democrat incumbent Jake Padlow the initial winner for the commissioner's seat, after nearly 2,900 early and absentee ballots had not been added to election night totals.

However, once the County Clerk's office realized the mistake nearly a week later, a canvass was held that determined Republican Robert Miller, Jr. the winner by just 70 votes.

Padlow posted the $300 dollar bond for the re-count, and if the results remain the same he will have to pay for the costs, and if the re-count returns different results the county will cover the re-count costs.

Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest says although the situation is unfortunate, she's positive a re-count will return the same results.

Stay with WTRF.com for further developments.