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Tulsa city council candidate outlines voting irregularities

A Tulsa city council candidate, who came up short in the election, is hoping to win in the recount.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says Democrat Jon Kirby lost by 21 votes, but he believes there were hundreds of ballots that should be questioned, some of them because they might have been cast by people who don't live in the district.

The News on 6 checked some of his claims and found cases of voters who don't appear to be living at the address where they're registered.

That's not automatically an illegal vote, according to the election board, but candidate Kirby wants some explanation. "Well, what we'd find as we were out walking is that we would come to a home that had a for sale sign, and it was empty, so we would make notes on that, empty, so when this issue came up of irregularities, is that we went back to compare those names and many of those people voted."

The hearing into those allegations and a recount of the ballots will happen Wednesday at 9:30 AM. The recount is expected to take 3 to 4 hours.
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