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Tew asks for Recount for District 5

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The election certification is tonight, Oct. 17, at 5 pm with the Canvass Board at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly meeting. All but the District 5 race will be certified. This morning, District 5 assembly candidate Clayton Tew asked for a recount. At the polls Tew led by 19 votes. After absentee and questioned ballots were counted Tew fell back by 18 votes to incumbent Dan Mayfield.

Tew made the request to Borough Clerk Lonnie McKechnie at 11:33 am today. He asked for a recount by hand for the four precincts in District 5.

Borough code allows the Clerk to designate how the ballots are counted. McKechnie is scheduling the Canvass Board for the recount on AccuVote units in the next few days.

The election certification and one swearing in ceremony will take place tonight at 5 pm in the Assembly chambers at 350 E. Dahlia Ave. in Palmer.

For more information contact the Borough Clerk's office at (907)861-8681 or Public Affairs Director Patty Sullivan at 861-8577 or psullivan@matsugov.us

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Tew asks for Recount for District 5
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 07:21 PM AKDT
Sore loser, with emphasis on "loser".

Give it up, Mokie. Be gracious and congratulate the winner, Dan Mayfield.

Tew asks for Recount for District 5
Authored by: Steve on Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 07:23 PM AKDT
Tew should have to pay for the recount. He's just being petty.
Tew asks for Recount for District 5
Authored by: Anonymous on Wednesday, October 18 2017 @ 02:57 PM AKDT
unless the shoe is on the other foot.
Tew asks for Recount for District 5
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, October 24 2017 @ 10:47 AM AKDT
Go for the recount!! This has nothing to do with being a poor loser...............this is Mr. Tew's right....If Mr. Mayfield thinks he won on the up and up he should be all in!