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No surprises in Lynn recount, Chakoutis affirmed as winner of Ward 5 Council race

Candidate for Ward 5 City Councilor Marven Hyppolite looks on during a ballot recount which he called against Councilor Dianna Chakoutis, right, on Tuesday. (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — Marven Hyppolite said he did not expect Tuesday’s recount to overturn his loss to Ward 5 Councilor Dianna Chakoutis, but he may not have anticipated that it would show he lost by a wider margin.  Chakoutis defeated Hyppolite by 576 to 521 votes after a public count conducted at the City Hall Auditorium,…

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