Recount over GRCC trustee election mistake

Kent County
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An election recount petition has been filed in Kent County after officials certified the wrong winner of one race.

A data entry error caused the Kent County to certify to the state that Carlos Sanchez had won a seat on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees when, in fact, the seat will go to Sheryl Siegel.

The problem is that 244 votes for Siegel were entered in Barry County. That number should have been 2,444.

Siegel’s campaign noticed the error and brought it to the county’s attention.

The recount was supposed to begin Wednesday, but is being rescheduled to an unspecified date.

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