Ward 4 City Councilor-elect Lev McClain, right, celebrates his second recount win with his wife, Carly McClain, on Monday night. (Carly McClain)
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McClain wins Salem Ward 4 Councilor seat after another recount

SALEM – Lev McClain won the Ward 4 city councilor race by a nine-vote margin on Monday, after the ballots were counted for a third time.

“The recount went well. The City Clerk’s Office and the Board of Registrar were all very well prepared,” said McCain. “It went really smoothly. No surprises. Just a matter of time and getting through it.”

The recount resulted in the same nine-vote margin as the one conducted on the election night, although each candidate received an additional vote during this final recount on Monday.

The ballots were counted three times in total: The origin…

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