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Wenthe leads by 36 votes after canvass, Arthur not seeking recount

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The canvass of votes cast last week in the race between incumbent-Democrat Andrew Wenthe and Republican-challenger Roger Arthur are official showing Wenthe in the lead by just 36 votes.

The district spans three counties. Auditor's in Bremer and Fayette counties tallied votes Monday. Black Hawk County finished on Tuesday. 

The close race means it could go to a recount.  However, Roger Arthur told KWWL over the phone Tuesday that he does not intend to make that request.  He said it would be an unnecessary expense for taxpayers, especially when the canvass was exactly the same as the unofficial election night results.  Arthur thanked all the people that supported him and wished Andrew Wenthe the best.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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