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Heitkamp gets 50.3 percent of North Dakota's vote; Berg to make announcement this afternoon

Press Photo by Betsy Simon Heidi Heitkamp, U.S. Senate candidate, makes a stop in Dickinson during her final rally Friday at Dakota Diner.

With U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp pulling in 50.3 percent of North Dakota's vote and Rick Berg at 49.3 percent, a recount can be requested, according to the North Dakota Voting Information and Central Election Systems website

Berg will make an announcement regarding the status of the election at about 12:45 this afternoon, according to a press release.

According to the site, 319,908 people voted in the contest, including 1,398 people voting for write-ins.

In Stark County, 64 percent of voters chose Berg. And in Dunn County, 63 percent chose Berg, according to the site.

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