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Joe Kent earns just 1 more vote in Thurston’s recount!

“Ballots for the primary election on August 3, 2021 are tabulated at the Thurston County Ballot Processing Center in Tumwater.” Credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian.

Kent earns just 1 more vote in Thurston County recount of 3rd Congressional District race

From The Olympian:

Republican Joe Kent earned one additional Thurston County vote in a recount his campaign requested after his loss in the 3rd Congressional District race.

Kent lost to Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez by 2,629 votes, or 0.83% of the votes cast for both candidates in the Nov. 8 election. His campaign requested a machine recount on Dec. 9, two days after Secretary of State Steve Hobbs certified the election results.

Congressional District 3 spans a large portion of southwest Washington state. It includes parts of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties.

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Following its recount, Thurston County’s Canvassing Board determined one ballot was a vote for Kent, according to a Friday news release.

The county says it conducted its recount by using tabulation system software that reviewed scanned ballot images. Ballots without votes in this race were also examined to verify any potential marks. Seven observers watched the recount in person.

Kent’s campaign previously said it wanted a recount because of the close margin in the race, The Associated Press reported.

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Since this was a request, Kent’s campaign must pay the entire cost of the recount.

Posted by Steve on December 17, 2022 at 1:01 am | Permalink

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