The power of the vote

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KIMT News 3 – The Iowa primaries are over, but that doesn’t mean all the races have been determined. There are several around the state that will need another run-off election.

It’s proving just how true the saying “every vote counts” really is. One race in particular drew folks to the polls in Cerro Gordo County. It was the democratic race for county supervisor. It doesn’t get closer than this, Michael Grandon received 158 votes while Adam Wedmore received 159.

It’s still up in the air if either of them will win the nomination. That’s because they legally have to get 35% of the vote. Right now they are just shy of 33.

It’s proof of how important voting is, but one auditor tells us he was actually a little disappointed with Tuesday’s turnout.

“I don’t know how many times after an election, I’ve heard people say, you know, gee if I’d known it was that close, I would have voted. So this is the opportunity, that’s why we have elections,” says Cerro Gordo County Auditor, Ken Kline.

The results are still coming in, as not all absentee or provisional ballots have been counted yet.

It just goes to show how important taking part in this process is.  We can expect to see the official results on Tuesday.

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