GOP Candidate Claims Voting Irregularities

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Republican candidate for the state House who apparently lost by two votes is claiming irregularities in the election.

Initial returns show Todd Thomsen of Ada lost to Democrat Darrell Nemecek of Ada by a vote of 47-hundred-96 to 47-hundred-94.

Thomsen has already asked for a recount and now says in a petition filed with the state Election Board that four voters who voted by absentee ballots are not residents of the district.

A hearing on the claim will be Thursday morning in Hughes