Winona County and its two southern neighbors are still trying to collect money from the state Republican Party nearly six months after party officials requested 2010 election documents for the governor’s race recount.
Winona, Fillmore and Houston counties have all sent multiple inquiries to GOP headquarters in St. Paul, seeking a combined $3,000 for staff time and copy costs related to election documents requested after Gov. Mark Dayton eked a slim victory over Republican challenger Tom Emmer last November.
“I’m not real happy about it,” said Sue Rivers, Winona County’s auditor and treasurer. “We did the work and expected to be paid. It took time for us to do all of that.”
All three counties should be paid by the end of June, state Republican party chair Tony Sutton said. He said the state party has been hampered by about $500,000 in debt related to last year’s election, and party officials are slowly settling debts with about two dozen counties, one at a time.
Full Article: GOP still owes counties for 2010 recount.