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Ripley County commissioner requests recount
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Western District Commissioner Jerry Halley, who was defeated in the Nov. 6 general election by three votes, filed a petition for a recount in Ripley County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Halley, a Democrat, received 1,265 votes while Republican Johnny Taylor Jr. tallied 1,268 votes.
The petition indicates any candidate defeated by less than 1 percent of the votes cast for the office has the right to a recount.
Halley is requesting a judge enter an order to have all ballots cast for Western District commissioner recounted. He is being represented by attorney Dale Nunnery of Doniphan.
A hearing before Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Swindle was scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in Ripley County Circuit Court. At that time, a date for the recount will be set.