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Scott County concludes recount, unofficial election results updated
Paul D. Pate
Secretary of State
State Capitol
Des Moines, IA 50319
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
11/18/2022

MEDIA RELEASE: Scott County concludes recount, unofficial election results updated


DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the administrative recount he requested in Scott County was completed on Friday and Iowa’s unofficial election results have been updated. The county experienced issues with reporting accurate results of its absentee ballots on election night. Following a hand count of the ballots on Thursday and a machine count on Friday, the tabulation totals matched, and every ballot was accounted for.

“Accuracy is the most important factor in elections, and we want to make sure the results are correct before they are certified,” Secretary Pate said. “The checks and balances we have in place caught the error and I extend my thanks to Scott County for fixing it in a transparent, bipartisan manner. The integrity of Iowa’s elections is once again upheld.”

The State Board of Canvassers will convene in early December to certify Iowa’s election. Results remain unofficial until that time. Those are available by clicking here.

A soundbite from Secretary Pate is available for your use at this link.

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