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Winnebago County releases unofficial primary election results from June 7

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Election workers are shown assisting voters in Forest City in this file photo.

Voters in Winnebago County headed to the polls on June 7 for the primary election.

The Winnebago County Auditor’s office released unofficial results because vote counts were one vote over at Buffalo Center’s Grant and Lincoln Township precincts and three votes over at Lake Mill’s Center Township precinct. In a June 9 meeting, supervisors approved a ballot recount at both polling sites, using the same vote scanners.

County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Karla Weiss said that older mother boards appear to have contributed to paper jams in the ballot tabulators.

“Even though I don’t think it’s going to change the vote count, we’re going to do an administrative recount to make sure everything is perfect,” Weiss said. Three poll workers – one Republican, one Democratic, and one with no party affiliation were to help conduct the recount later on June 9. Weiss noted that although the vote count went up when ballots were refed, no ballots would have been counted twice.

The reported results included 1,434 total ballots cast (1,120 Republican, 314 Democratic).

On the Republican side, for Winnebago County Board of Supervisors District 1, Terry Durby received 163 votes (50.15%) and Marvin Gudmonson received 162 votes (49.85%) in district precincts.

Gudmonson requested a vote recount, which Weiss reported would commence on Monday, June 13.

For Winnebago County Board of Supervisors District 3, Bill Jensvold ran unopposed and received 316 votes in district precincts.

For Winnebago County Recorder, Shanna Eastvold received 582 votes (54.34%) and Rita Schutter received 489 votes (45.66%).

For Winnebago County Treasurer, Julie Swenson ran unopposed and received 1,030 votes.

For Winnebago County Attorney, Kelsey A. Beenken ran unopposed and received 1,023 votes.

For U.S. Senator, Charles Grassley received 722 votes (65.22%) and Jim Carlin received 385 votes (34.78%). Statewide, Grassley won the nomination.

Randy Feenstra ran unopposed for United States Representative District 4, receiving 1,017 votes.

Kim Reynolds ran unopposed for Iowa Governor and received 1,045 votes.

Paul D. Pate ran unopposed for Iowa Secretary of State and received 1,019 votes.

For Iowa State Auditor, Mary Ann Hanusa received 541 votes (54.32%) and Todd Halbur received 455 votes (45.68%). Statewide, Halbur won the nomination.

For Iowa State Treasurer, Roby Smith ran unopposed and received 994 votes.

For Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig ran unopposed and received 1,000 votes.

For Iowa Attorney General, Brenna Bird ran unopposed and received 994 votes.

Dave Rowley received 582 votes (58.43%) and David D. Dow 414 votes (41.57%) for State Senator District 5, with Rowley winning the nomination.

For Iowa State Representative District 9, Henry Stone ran unopposed and received 1,029 votes.

Democratic results

On the Democratic side in Winnebago County for United State Senator, Abby Finkenauer received 170 votes (54.66%), Michael Franken received 127 votes (40.84%) and Glenn Hurst received 14 votes (4.50%). Statewide, Franken won the nomination.

For United States Representative District 4, Ryan Melton ran unopposed and received 303 votes.

For Governor of Iowa, Deidre DeJear ran unopposed and received 300 votes.

For Iowa Secretary of State, Joel Miller received 211 votes (69.41%) and Eric Van Lancker received 93 votes (30.59%). Statewide, Miller won the nomination.

For Iowa State Auditor, Rob Sand ran unopposed and received 301 votes.

For Iowa State Treasurer, Michael L. Fitzgerald ran unopposed and received 303 votes.

For Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, John Norwood ran unopposed and received 295 votes.

For Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller ran unopposed and received 307 votes.

For Iowa State Representative District 9, Joseph Tillman ran unopposed and received 296 votes.

For full election results in Iowa, visit https://sos.iowa.gov.

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