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Recount begins in Norman in Oklahoma House race

By SEAN MURPHY Published: November 15, 2012

“What they've done is that they feel the vote is so close they're just trying to throw everything plus the kitchen sink and trying to do a fishing expedition just to find something,” said Stiles, who is seeking his second term in office.

Williams has acknowledged his office made mistakes after a box containing 60 absentee ballots was discovered two days after the Nov. 6 election. However, after those ballots were counted, the 18-vote margin was unchanged.

Schumacher will hear arguments in the petition for irregularities on Tuesday, and one possible outcome could be that she orders a new election.

“You either have a winner or you have a new election,” said Assistant District Attorney Carol Dillingham, who represents the election board in the hearings.


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