The Black Hawk County Auditor’s Office will request an administrative recount in two precincts for the legislative elections after apparent discrepancies in vote totals at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls and Irv Warren Pro Shop in Waterloo. “We don’t expect the outcomes of these races to change, but they’re close enough that we didn’t think we should leave anything to chance,” said Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder. The recount could impact the races for Senate District 30 and House Districts 59 and 60.
In Senate District 30, Jeff Danielson holds an unofficial edge over Matt Reisetter of just 682 votes, 16,976 to 16,294. Earlier this week, Reisetter conceded the race to Sen. Danielson.
Walt Rogers also has a lead of 669 votes over Bob Greenwood, 8,970 to 8,301, in House District 60.
In House District 59, Bob Kressig holds a larger lead over James Kenyon, 8,794 to 6,641.
According to the Auditor’s Office, a small number of ballots may have been counted twice at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Unofficially, 1,034 ballots were cast there.
At Irv Warren Pro Shop in Waterloo, the voting machine count didn’t match the ballot count. Unofficially, 703 ballots were cast there on Election Day.