- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota candidate for state Senate David Johnson has filed petitions for a recount.

Rapid City incumbent Republican Phil Jensen won 1,234 votes - 30 more than Johnson in Tuesday’s primary.

The difference between the two candidates is within the 2 percent margin required for a recount. The winner will face Democrat Robin Page in the November election.

KOTA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/SWmqmq) Johnson has filed petitions in both Meade and Pennington county. A recount will happen June 23rd.

Brandon Johnson is the Secretary of State’s office senior elections coordinator. He says he can’t think of an instance when a recount has reversed the pronounced results. He adds that the automatic tabulating equipment is very accurate.

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