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Reversal in Rochester as recount on Keno vote will be held

By KIMBERLEY HAAS
New Hampshire Union Leader

November 14. 2017 6:24PM
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ROCHESTER - Officials in Rochester will be recounting the city's Keno vote next week.

The recount will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, inside city council chambers.

Residents approved Keno by one vote, 1,036-1,035, in municipal elections held a week ago today.

The day after the vote, the city council decided against a recount, despite the recommendation of City Attorney Terence O’Rourke that a recount be pursued. However, state legislators from the city also began asking for the recount late last week.

State officials estimate in the first full year of operation, Keno will generate $8.5 million. The money is meant to support full-day public kindergarten, and it can only be played in establishments that have a liquor license. 

An official at the clerk's office said Tuesday that they had received 25 requests fvor a recount by 4:20 p.m.


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