City of Minneapolis Informs Noor Cost of Ward 6 Council Recount $7,000

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November 17, 2017 01:50 PM

A recount in the Ward 6 Minneapolis City Council race could be conducted on Nov. 28 if the $7,000 cost is filed with the city clerk.

Mohamud Noor, the candidate who finished second, filed the formal recount request. Incumbent Abdi Warsame finished with 50 percent of the vote in the race. Noor received 47 percent.

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The unofficial margin of victory was 239 votes.

Election were certified by the City Council, which serves as the canvassing board. Once that was completed, recount requests could be considered.

RELATED: Minneapolis Election 2017 Results

Casper Hill, the media relations coordinator for the city, said Noor was informed Thursday the cost of the recount will be $7,000. 

If that amount in bond, cash or surety is filed in a timely fashion, the recount would occur on Nov. 28, with results being canvassed on Dec. 1.

When asked for comment on his request earlier this week, Noor cited a previous statement in which he alleged illegal voting behavior in the race. 

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