GOP Wants Recount in Muncie Mayor Race

By Peter Ambrose

June 18, 2010 Updated Nov 27, 2007 at 6:09 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Republicans filed today a petition seeking a recount in the Muncie mayoral election, which the Democratic candidate won by 11 votes.

The petition says the votes cast were not correctly or accurately counted and/or that fraud, tampering or misconduct occurred.

Certified results show Republican candidate Sharon McShurley
received 6,122 votes in the November 6th election, which Democrat Jim Mansfield won with 6,133 votes. Republican Mayor Dan Canan did not seek re-election.

Republicans are asking for a recount in every city precinct. Republican Party attorney David Brooks says the county GOP had
amassed evidence of vote fraud, but he did not give other details.

County Democratic Party officials have rejected any implication of voter fraud.

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