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Recount doesn’t change a thing

Carlton County Auditor Paul Gassert said the hand recount of the District 4 Carlton County Commissioner race resulted in exactly the same ballot count as the election night vote, which means Mark Thell will be the new District 4 Commissioner starting in January.

Carlton county board chairwoman Susan Zmyslony had officially requested the recount for the District 4 race after results showed Thell upsetting her by just 16 votes.

There were 3,806 votes cast in the race. Thell had 1,905 to Zmyslony’s 1,889. There were 12 write-in votes.

Zmyslony said she congratulated...

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