Dem seeks recount in House race
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT & JANE GLENN CANNON NewsOK.com
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11/10/12 at 7:28 AM
NORMAN - Allegations of irregularities in the House District 45 race and a petition seeking a recount were filed Friday by the Democratic challenger, the same day Cleveland County election officials said no change occurred in the Republican incumbent's margin of victory after tabulating ballots not counted in Tuesday's election.
After counting absentee ballots that were discovered Thursday night and 24 of about 70 provisional ballots that were cast Tuesday, Cleveland County Election Board officials determined that unofficial final results showed Rep. Aaron Stiles still won by 18 votes.
Paula Roberts listed 10 allegations in papers filed with the state Election Board claiming that ineligible voters cast ballots in her race and that some registered voters in the Norman district were not allowed to vote.
Roberts, who retired last year after 22 years as the Cleveland County Election Board secretary, also said absentee ballots, including 60 that were discovered Thursday, were not counted when they should have been.
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