Alabama recount: No problems in Tuscaloosa tally

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The first day of a statewide recount in the Republican primary for governor has turned up no major vote changes, including a Tuscaloosa County voting place where third-place finisher Tim James was hoping to make a race-changing gain.

Tuscaloosa physician and legislator Robert Bentley is fighting to keep his 167-vote lead over James and his spot in the the runoff July 13 with first-place finisher Bradley Byrne.

By Tuesday evening, some counties had totals that varied by a few votes from election night. Some boxes of ballots were found not properly sealed. And Bentley's campaign complained about officials
hand counting ballots that the machines couldn't read. But both Bentley's and James' campaigns acknowledged there were no major
changes on the first day of the recount.

The recount continues Wednesday and Thursday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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