Kitsap County citizens fund ballot recount in lopsided sheriff's race

The Republican challenger Rick Kuss said the point of the recount is not to overturn the election, but to see if any mistakes were made.

KITSAP, Wash. — A citizens group in Kitsap County has paid $31,060 in cash to fund a ballot recount in a lopsided race in which a Republican sheriff’s candidate lost the November election by nearly 20,000 votes.

Kitsap County Auditor Paul Andrews said his team will begin hand-counting ballots on Monday and the process could take weeks to complete.

The race between Republican challenger Rick Kuss, who faced incumbent sheriff John Gese in November, wasn’t even close. The final tally

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