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The battle over New Orleans' toll road continues

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NEW ORLEANS, La., (KNOE 8 News) - A limited recount of the Crescent City Connection toll referendum that passed by an 18-vote margin last fall will take place this weekend at New Orleans City Hall.

Mike Teachworth of Harvey, director of Stop the Tolls, won the review after he sued over the outcome, alleging irregularities, electioneering and other problems with the Nov. 6 election where more than 308,000 ballots were cast.

The parishes involved in the Big Easy vote were also split.

State District Judge William Morvant in Baton Rouge ordered the recount of votes in Orleans Parish, one of three parishes to vote on the 20-year extension. Orleans voters approved the extension. Voters in Jefferson and Plaquemines rejected it.

The recount is scheduled to be conducted by Linda Rodrigue, Terrebonne Parish's registrar of voters. The review is restricted to absentee by mail and early voting ballots in Orleans Parish.

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