Missouri House District 87 election results certified

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September 30, 2012


By Bailey Ludlam

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: Earlier this week Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan certified House District 87 election results. Carnahan officially declared Stacey Newman the winner and Democratic nominee with 1,861 votes. Susan Carlson had 1,766 votes.[1]

Initially, the primary was held on August 7, however on August 28 a St. Louis County judge ordered a new election for the district. Although the results of the first primary awarded Newman the nomination by a single vote, it was later discovered that workers at a polling station handed out over one hundred incorrect ballots. Approximately one-third of the improper ballots were given to citizens voting a Democratic ballot.[2] A new election was scheduled for September 24. Newman faced Carlson for a second time.

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