In reconciling the absentee ballot list, a total of 66 ballots turned up missing, according to a spokesman for the Phillips County Election Commission.

In reconciling the absentee ballot list, a total of 66 ballots turned up missing, according to a spokesman for the Phillips County Election Commission.  “The secretary of state has been notified as well as prosecuting attorney Fletcher Long,” said the spokesman. “However, there is no word yet on what will be done. 
The election commission stated, “This issue needs to be cleared up because the results may be different from those that were tallied last week.”
Some ballots were counted by hand because of machinery problems. Because of those problems the names were not recognized and were simply counted as “write ins.”
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