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Downer Requests Recount

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The election night losing candidate in the race for a La Crosse County Board seat has asked for a recount.

On election night April 1, challenger Hubert Hoffman defeated incumbent Thomas Downer by just five votes out of 245 votes cast for the District 19 seat.

That recount will take place on Friday morning April 11.

Hoffman released a statement Wednesday saying he would not have asked for a recount had the result been reversed.

Hoffman also believes the optical scan machines are accurate and the result won't change.

Finally, Hoffman laments the fact that the people of District 19 will have no representation on the Board for the reorganizational meeting on April 15 during which the board will elect its leadership.
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