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Recount goes smoothly in Washington County

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Recent experience and new state laws helped make for a mostly smooth governor's race recount in Washington County.

Election workers last week finished hand counting the county's 103,725 ballots, re-tallying votes for Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. The process took two and a half days, said Kevin Corbid, director of property records and taxpayer services, the department that handles elections.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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