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County Clerk Dansingburg lias filed a petition with the election commis sioners, setting forth that the election board at Manchester rejected som seven ballots which they claimed bor distinguishing marks, and were there fore illegal according to law. He say there were no marks on the? e ballot which could projely be construed a distinguishing marks so as to invali date them, that the same should hav been counted, and that he suffered by their being rejected. He also allege that similar errors occorred in other election precints of the county, where by f rom one to twenty ballots in each precinct were rejected. That if the same had been counted as they shoulc have been, he believe3 the returns would have shown a majority of votes for himself, whereas they now show a majority for his opponent, Capt. Schuh He, therefore, makes the necessary de posit and demands a recount of the entire vote of the county for the office of county clerk. His petition came up lïefore the board while in session canvassing the returns. E. B. Norris appeared for Capt. Schub., and claimed that the board had no jurisdiction in the matter, as the statute providing for tliis board gave them authority only to canvass the returns as made by the election oflicers. Prof. Knowltn, on the other hand, contended that the board had jurisdictiou in the matter, they being the only after election ofticers now recognize! by iaw, and it was not to be supposed that any iegislature contemplated an arrangement whereby no recount of votes could be had. After listening to the arguments, the board decided that they had jurisdic tion in the matter, and that they would count the votes, and issued citations for the bringing of the ballot boxes of the different precints before them. The recount will take probably three weeks.


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