Candidate seeks recount in Assembly election

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Updated: 12/03/2013 12:53 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A candidate who narrowly lost a special legislative election in Southern California is seeking a recount.

The official canvass shows Republican Susan Shelley lost to Democrat Matt Dababneh (dah-BOB-nay) by 329 votes. But Shelley said Monday that her tally shows elections officials counted 206 more ballots than should have been available to count.

Los Angeles elections officials could not immediately say how long it will take to recount the nearly 30,000 ballots cast in the Nov. 19 special election to fill the vacant Assembly District 45 seat.

The district includes portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. But Shelley wants a recount only from Los Angeles County, which has the vast majority of district residents.

If Dababneh holds on, his victory would restore Assembly Democrats' two-thirds majority.


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