FINAL election returns: Reimnitz wins Minneapolis school board seat

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November 9, 2012: The final three Minneapolis precincts have been counted and reported, and the winner of the District 4 school board seat is Josh Reimnitz. The unofficial but complete count came in on Friday, after a hand count of three precincts where a defective border on the ballot prevented machines from counting the ballots. 

The tally was 12,241 for Josh Reimnitz and 11,512 for Patty Wycoff, as posted on the Secretary of State’s unofficial results page. According to the Secretary of State’s website, state and district vote totals reported on the site “are unofficial until the state canvassing board meets on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 . County results are unofficial until canvassed by the county. Municipal and school district results are unofficial on this site.” 

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November 7, 2012: In the Minneapolis school board contest, while initial results on the Secretary of State website showed Teach For America alum Josh Reimnitz winning, that may not hold. Though the website shows 21 of 21 precincts reporting, three of those precincts are being hand counted, and results will be announced on Thursday morning. 

 

 The precinct-by-precinct tally shows the missing precincts:

The figures on the website (above) appear to show four missing precincts, but both MinnPost and the Star Tribune report that there are three missing precincts. 

Incumbent Carla Bates coasted to victory with 73 percent of the vote, and Tracine Asberry and Kim Ellison both ran, and won, unopposed.