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Representing the defeated candidate Ted Forcht, campaign treasurer Jim Riviere, left, shares a laugh with Marco council elect Larry Magel Thursday as final election results following a recount are about to be announced by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.

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Representing the defeated candidate Ted Forcht, campaign treasurer Jim Riviere, left, shares a laugh with Marco council elect Larry Magel Thursday as final election results following a recount are about to be announced by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.

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  • Representing the defeated candidate Ted Forcht, campaign treasurer Jim Riviere, left, shares a laugh with Marco council elect Larry Magel Thursday as final election results following a recount are about to be announced by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections.
  • Wait, you mean we don't have to be here? Jim Riviere says his candidate, Ted Forcht, didn't realize he could opt out of a recount of the Marco election ballots. Riviere, acting as Forcht's representative and campaign treasurer during the recount Thursday, announced they would move ahead at this point anyway.
  • Marco resident Fay Biles observes the manual ballot recount process Thursday at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office in Naples.
  • Jane Kiester, left, represents her husband, Marco council candidate and incumbent Chuck Kiester, during a ballot recount Thursday in Naples. Kiester was affirmed to be among the three winners by a narrow margin of seven votes more than his friend and incumbent Ted Forcht.
  • Jim Riviere is among four or five Marco residents who kept a watchful eye on the Marco election ballot recount Thursday. He was shocked that so many voters didn't choose a candidate at all and only voted on amendments.
  • To count or not to count? That was the question for Collier County Judge Rob Crown, Chairman of the Canvassing Board, Thursday. Crown and Collier County Commissioner Fiala of the Canvassing Board were among several officials reviewing questionable ballots for voter intent in the Marco City Council election ballot recount.
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  • Campaign treasurer for the Ted Forcht campaign, Jim Riviere, reviews the final Marco Island City Council election results Thursday at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office in Naples with the top vote-getter Larry Magel. The recount revealed Magel, Joe Batte and Chuck Kiester won.
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Recount Thursday of the Marco Island City Council election ballots.

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