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72 bad GOP ballots in Minnehaha County


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - Minnehaha County Auditor Bob Litz says the general Republican absentee ballots, those with no legislative primaries, did have a District 14 House race on them and were mailed to 72 voters.

Litz says the mistake was discovered late Friday afternoon and letters and correct ballots are in the mail.  He says most of the ballots were sent to senior citizen homes.  He's contacted the heads of those nursing homes and some of the ballots have been intercepted.

He says a new ballot and a letter are going to the voters that got one by error.  He hopes to retrieve all the bad ballots.  If voters have any questions Litz included his phone number on the ballot.  The Minnehaha County Auditor's phone number is 367-4220.

Litz says it was a walk-in voter that noticed the error on Friday when absentee voting began.