- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) - A recount has upheld the winner of a county commissioner race in western South Dakota, although the winning margin was narrowed to one vote.

Monday’s recount showed James Ager of Belle Fourche winning the District 1 commissioner’s seat in Butte County.

Ager defeated fellow Republican Karen Wagner by two votes - 215-213 - according to initial results from the June 5 primary. Wagner requested a recount, because of the slim margin.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports the four-hour recount found some ballot discrepancies, but Ager was declared the winner - by one vote.

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Information from: Black Hills Pioneer, http://www.bhpioneer.com

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