Missouri is not immune to the controversy over ballot “chads.”In Phelps County, a court-ordered second machine recount of punch-cardballots has given a three-vote win to Judy Faust-Aaron in the publicadministrator’s race. The incumbent, and loser at this point, LouMcFarland, says a judge should not have ordered the second recount.McFarland claims the chads were falling from the ballots, and affecting thereturns. She’s filed a lawsuit. McFarland says a new election should havebeen called after the first recount showed a tie.
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