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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:55 a.m., Thursday, September 28, 2006

Kauai mayor candidate may call for recount

By Jan TenBruggencate
Advertiser Staff Writer

Kauai mayoral candidate Jesse Fukushima said at a news conference today that he may ask for a recount of the mayor's race in Saturday's primary election.

Fukushima, who finished second in the five-candidate race, said he is concerned that a miscount could have resulted from the state's two different voting systems -- one for electronic voting and one for paper ballots.

County clerk Peter Nakamura ruled this week that Mayor Bryan Baptiste won the election outright in the primary by receiving a majority of the vote.

Reach Jan TenBruggencate at jant@honoluluadvertiser.com.