Race for Montana schools boss headed for recount


BILLINGS — Montana's state schools superintendent race was headed for an expected recount as incumbent Democrat Denise Juneau held on to a slim lead of about one-third of 1 percent Friday with most votes tallied.

Republican Sandy Welch was preparing to ask for a recount that would span all 56 Montana counties. The prospects for a recount grew increasingly likely as late votes out of Yellowstone County finally trickled in over the last few days.

Welch can't submit her request until after the vote is canvassed and certified — Nov. 27 at the earliest, said Terri McCoy with the Secretary...

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