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Campaigns & Elections

Stoltenberg Will Request Recount

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
Luana Stoltenberg after the Scott County Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 21st, 2022

Republican candidate Luana Stoltenberg plans to ask for a recount of the absentee votes in the 81st House District.

The unofficial results of the election two weeks ago showed she defeated her opponent, Democrat Craig Cooper, by 29 votes in the northwest Davenport district. But then after several absentee vote recounts by the Scott County Auditor, she lost by six votes.

Stoltenberg has three days to formally make the recount request. She says the Scott County Auditor originally announced there were 23,397 absentee ballots, but today the updated canvass of ballots shows only 23,362 absentee ballots, a difference of 35.

Stoltenberg is not sure whether she will ask for a full recount of all the votes cast in the 81st House District race.

The Scott County Board canvassed the ballots this afternoon, making the results official.

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Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.
Officially, Michelle's title is WVIK News Editor. She does everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever may be needed around the radio station.
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