Pictured on Nov. 7, 2011 is a sample ballot resting on one new eScan ballot counting machine, a type to replace Washington County's older machines in the coming months.
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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An already tight race for an Oklahoma House seat from Norman has become murkier after Cleveland County election officials discovered 60 uncounted mail-in absentee ballots.
Cleveland County Election Board Secretary Jim Williams says the ballots were discovered Thursday night in a box containing discarded envelopes.
Williams says the district attorney's office has said the ballots can be counted, and that he's confident the outcome of the House race can be determined with "mathematical certainty."
Unofficial results show incumbent Republican Rep. Aaron Stiles defeated Democratic challenger Paula Roberts by just 18 votes, but an additional 71 provisional ballots still have not been verified and counted.
Roberts late Friday filed a petition for a recount and a petition alleging irregularities in the election. A hearing for both is scheduled for next week.
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Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.