Primary election recount boards would become partisan under proposed legislation
Measure would also exclude family members of candidates from serving on a recount board
PIERRE – When she went into her primary election recount last June, Rep. Amber Arlint had a 12-vote lead over her closest Republican competitor.
When she walked out of that recount, she had a nine-vote lead. And an idea on how to change recounts.
Arlint, who represents District 12 in Sioux Falls, said Friday that she was surprised to find two Democrats and one Republican on her three-member recount board in a race among Republicans.