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Recount declares Rigdon winner, Steffen asks for another recount

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DUNKERTON (KWWL) -- An administrative recount by the Black Hawk County Auditor's office determined Cindi Rigdon, not Mike Steffen, is the winner of the Director District Four race of the Dunkerton School District election.

As of Friday, the results showed Steffen as the winner with a vote of 153-152. County officials requested a recount after questions over a discrepancy in the number of ballots.

The Special Precinct Board determined the totals were wrong for the ballots that had been counted by machine and the ballots counted by hand. The final total was 154-151 in favor of Rigdon.

Steffen has called for a recount. Each candidate will choose a recount board member and the two candidates will have to agree on a third member. The recount board must file a report with the county auditor by Sept. 29.

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