Party chair claims Root misleading voters

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MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The chairman of the Macon County Democratic Party says a candidate for sheriff is misleading voters.

Jim Root lost by one vote to Tony “Chubby” Brown. Root asked for a discovery recount after two ballots which had not been counted were found.

When Root asked Brown for a full recount, Brown said no. MCDP’s chairman says the discovery recount found Brown to be the winner.

He says it’s Root’s right to contest the results, but Sheriff Brown should not have to join.

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