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Moon Khan enters election arena


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CHICAGO, IL. — An April 21election recount in DuPage County turned up enough votes to place Democratic candidate Moon Khan on the ballot for recorder in November.

The Indian American had filed a lawsuit against the county’s Election Commission, saying that election judges had undercounted the number of write-in votes he received in the March 15 primary.

His total of 699 votes failed to satisfy the legal requirement entitling his name to be included on the November ballot. But a recount of 342 precincts turned up an additional 172 votes for Khan, said Joseph Sobecki, assistant executive director of the commission.

The tally was enough to put Khan on the ballot.

"This sends a strong message: Democracy works, but you have to believe in it, and you have to work hard at it," Khan said.

There were no Democratic candidates for recorder on the primary ballot, and Khan was the only registered write-in candidate. Khan, a former York Township trustee, will face incumbent Fred Bucholz, a Republican, in the November general election.

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