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Recounts frustrate, convince candidates

Published 11/14/2008, Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson said an election recount is not something he would wish on anybody. “It makes your election night drag on for two months,” Peterson said, recalling his unsuccessful 1986 congressional bid that was settled by recount. “It’s no fun.” Peterson, a Detroit Lakes Democrat who represents the 7th District, remembered election judges, attorneys and the courts taking over in his recount, which he requested after coming up 121 votes short of then-Representative Arlan Stangeland.

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