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HD 37 recount does not change result
After a Thanksgiving-week recount, Renee Schulte has edged out State Rep. Art Staed in her bid to represent parts of Cedar Rapids in the Iowa House this January.
On a 2-1 vote, the Recount Board certified the results of the House District 37 race Saturday evening, counting 8,615 votes for Staed and 8,628 for Schulte. That’s a 13-vote margin, which means the recount netted Staed one vote.
Democratic Recount Board member Joe Stutler voted against certifying the results on the grounds that the board had not conducted a complete hand recount.