Otter Tail County Sheriff Recount begins today

Otter Tail County Sheriff Recount begins today Click to Enlarge

OTTER TAIL COUNTY (KBRF) - In Otter Tail County a re-count will start today in the race for the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s seat.

In total, only 8 votes separated the winner Barry Fitzgibbons from Kile Bergren.

"Typically the canvassing board will have representation at the table so as ballots are put in piles they may question why did you put that in candidate As pile or candidate Bs pile," said Wayne Stein, County Auditor-Treasurer for Otter Tail County.

If a ballot is challenged, it will be pulled out and submitted to the canvassing board to make the final decision.

The recount may only take a day or so but they have set aside two days for the process, today and tomorrow if needed. In the general election, Barry Fitzgibbons was the winner over Kile Bergren with the slimmest of margins.

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