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Scotts Bluff election: Two recounts needed, Reichert officially a winner

Scotts Bluff election: Two recounts needed, Reichert officially a winner

Scotts Bluff County Election Commissioner Vera Dulaney says two of the three tight races in last Tuesday’s primary are going to require a recount.

Dulaney says after the County’s Election Canvassing board completed their work the Scotts Bluff County Clerk contest and the Mitchell Mayor’s vote will need to be counted again next week.

In the Clerk’s race, Pamela Schleve-Cassels and Kelly Sides, who were one vote apart last Tuesday in the Republican primary, are “really close”. Incumbent Mitchell Mayor Brian Taylor and Paul Murrell are still tied for second in a race where the top two contestants advance to the general election. Dulaney would not give any vote totals in either race until they are official after the recount, planned for Tuesday.

In the other close race, incumbent District One County Commissioner Mark Reichert finished six votes ahead of challenger Mick Lookabill and has officially advanced to the general election, where he does not face any opposition.

Dulaney says getting the same staff together as the one on election night slowed the canvassing along with the need to replace a printer.

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