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Ex-candidate files complaint with state

August 12, 2004

Worth County -- A candidate who lost his bid to become Worth County's sheriff in July has filed a complaint with the Secretary of State about how the election was handled.

Nelson Hufstetler is upset the Probate judge in charge of the election allowed a Sheriff's Deputy to handle voter memory cards. He also claims some vote counting was moved out of public view.

Now, State investigators are looking in complaints.

"I was concerned when Judge Virginia Andrews said they had to count the absentee ballots twice," says Hufstetler.

Judge Andrews maintains that she did nothing wrong. She points out that results of recount conducted after election show that original election results were right and were not tampered with.

posted at 6:16PM by scott.hunter@walb.com