A recount in the Inver Grove Heights school board election confirmed Sherry Warrick, Susan Gliva, Mathias Schaefer and Rachel Hanson were victorious, while challenger Bill Klein -- in fifth place -- lost.
Klein had requested a recount after the results posted online late on Nov. 3 indicated he had won. By the next morning, however, Dakota County and the Secretary of State were reporting Klein lost.
The early, false results were blamed on a coding problem that gave votes to the wrong candidate. The recount, done by hand on Tuesday, confirmed that the vote tallies posted the morning of Nov. 4 were actually correct.
"Given the circumstances, it was the right thing to do and it increased everybody's comfort level," said George Fairbanks, the district spokesman.
School board members agreed to the recount because of the coding glitch. The fee normally associated with recounts was waived.
Klein said he was glad he asked for the confirmation, though he didn't win a seat.
"I think it was worth doing," he said."You had new [voting] machines, you had a code error, you kind of wanted to know what was going on."
Dakota County debuted the new voting machines this year.