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Scott County Election Tally Is Now Official

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
Scott County Auditor Kerri Tompkins (R) answers questions from the board of supervisors at the county administration building in Davenport, Iowa.

The Scott County Board of Supervisors has accepted 64,012 ballots cast during the General Election, so the results are official.

This afternoon, board members asked Auditor Kerri Tompkins about the process and why several recounts of absentee ballots were necessary. To find out, she plans to meet with the absentee ballot board and the manufacturer. Tompkins says she does not know if the 470-vote discrepancy was human error or if it was a tabulation machine.

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
The Scott County Board of Supervisors at the beginning of a meeting on Nov. 21st, 2022 to canvass the ballots from the General Election.

The supervisors voted four to one in favor of the updated canvass of votes, with Ken Croken as the only "Nay." (He participated virtually.)

Tompkins plans to send all the necessary paperwork to the state today.

Late last week after a second machine recount of absentee ballots, the results changed the outcome of the 81st House District race. Democrat Craig Cooper received six more votes than his opponent, Republican Luana Stoltenberg.

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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.
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