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Recounts to begin for 3 Vermont races

November 26, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Three races in Vermont are headed for a recount.

Vermont Public Radio reports county clerks and court-approved volunteers will gather this week to count votes for Addison County State’s Attorney, Franklin County Probate Judge and Grand Isle-Chittenden State Representative.

Candidates in county-level races can request a recount if only 2 percent of votes separate the candidates. Candidates for state representative can request a recount if the margin is 5 percent.

In the state’s attorney’s race, incumbent Democrat Dennis Wygmans was ahead of independent Peter Bevere by 10 votes.

Republican Vaughn Comeau finished 256 votes ahead of Democrat Robert Farrar in the probate judge race.

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Ben Joseph requested a recount in the four-way Grand Isle-Chittenden race, where Republican Leland Morgan is leading for the second seat.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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