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Richards, Anderson on ballot for prosecutor Nov. 6

September 11, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Lisa Richards will remain as the Republican candidate for Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney.

In a recount of the Aug. 7 primary election results on Monday, challenger Julie LaCost gained two votes and Richards gained three votes.

Dickinson County Clerk and Register of Deeds Dolly Cook said the recount went well.

"There were no challenged ballots," she said.

LaCost received 1,227 votes to Richard's 1,269 votes.

Cook said this is a difference of 42 votes.

"Julie picked up two votes and Lisa picked up three votes," she said.

Cook said changes in the vote totals are from the way the ballot is marked and those recounting the electronic ballots may see something different.

"We went through and hand-counted them all," Cook said.

Recounting of the ballots took place from 9 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. Monday in the Fornetti Room at Bay College in Iron Mountain.

"We brought in four more people to count because the state had to go to Escanaba to the do the recount for the 108th District there," Cook said.

Richards will be on the ballot Nov. 6 against Dan Anderson, defense attorney and Democratic candidate.

LaCost petitioned the Dickinson County Board of Canvassers for a recount of all 17 precincts in Dickinson County.

A recount for Michigan's 108th District State Representative seat was also held on Monday.

In the recount vote in Dickinson County, Sharon Gray, D-Rapid River, received 740 votes and Judy Nerat, D-Wallace, received 773.

Cook said Nerat picked up three votes and Gray picked up one vote. The Delta County recount is being held today.

The 108th District covers Dickinson, Delta and Menominee counties.

Nerat did not request a recount in Menominee County.

The winner of the 108th District recount will face incumbent Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, in November.

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