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Kathren declared winner in recount

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PROSSER, Wash. -- Dan Kathren has been declared the winner in a manual recount for Benton County District Court Judge.

Only 15 votes separated him from challenger, Alex Ekstrom.
Kathren = 25,057
Ekstrom = 25,042

Election workers finished the hand recount Monday and the Benton County Canvassing Board certified those results Tuesday.

This election was the first countywide hand recount since the Auditor's Office began using digital scanning equipment to tabulate votes.