Marshall Mayor-Elect Still Winner After Recount
MARSHALL (AP) - The mayor-elect in the mid-Missouri city of Marshall will officially take office after a recount showed him winning the April 5 election by 13 votes.
The Marshall Democrat-News reports that Thursday's new tally showed Mark Gooden beat mayor pro tem Ron Duvall 759-746. Duvall asked for a recount earlier this week after initial results showed Gooden beating him by just eight votes, 755-747.
The Saline County clerk and others attending the recount found that some voters marked their ballots with an "X" or a squiggle instead of shading the oval beside a candidate's name. County Clerk Debbie Russell says she's considering ways to raise voter awareness of the importance of properly filling out the