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No change after recount on liquor option

December 5, 2012
Salem News

Staff Reports

LISBON - A St. Clair Township convenience store will still be able to sell alcoholic beverages Monday through Saturday following a recount held Tuesday by the Columbiana County Board of Elections.

The liquor option for Monday-through-Saturday sales at the Marathon station in Glenmoor passed 149 to 148 - the same margin as election day - following a hand count performed by election board staff.

The liquor option was the only one of the ballot issues and candidate races in the Nov. 6 election that was subject to an automatic recount, which is triggered when the margin is less than 0.5 percent of the vote total.

Booth said the staff recounted all 297 votes by hand and it matched the same outcome reached by the automated system that counts the optical-scan paper ballots. Two representatives from Marathon were on hand to witness the hand count.

A second liquor option that would have allowed Marathon to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday failed 156 to 140. This was not subject to a recount.



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