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Ames election snafus raise questions

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It’s hard to blame last week’s runner-up in the Ames village mayoral race for wanting a do-over. Not only was the ballot fatally flawed, the presence of the village’s current mayor (and announced write-in trustee candidate) as a poll inspector was quite improper. Ames has only 145 people, according to recent census figures, but that still doesn’t excuse the informal way it ran this election. For starters, the ballot listed three candidates for village trustee, ...

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