1. If a contest proceeding is dismissed for insufficiency of the statement of contest
or for want of prosecution, or if the district court confirms the election, judgment
shall be rendered for costs in favor of the defendant and against the contestant.
2. If an election is annulled or set aside for errors or malfeasance of any election
official in the conduct of the election or in canvassing the returns, the costs shall
be a charge against the state or political subdivision in which the election was held.
3. When an election is annulled or set aside on any other ground, judgment for costs
shall be given in favor of the contestant and against the defendant.
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