Recount Roundup: Who Won & Who Lost the Closest Races?
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The race to represent House District 58 was still in question Monday after several recounts offered different outcomes in the neck-and-neck Democratic primary between 10-term incumbent William San Bento and challenger Carlos Tobon.
After one recount suggested the two had tied, the final tally gave San Bento the edge by a single vote, although the final result is expected to be tied up in court.
Tobon has requested a manual recount, according to the Providence Journal.
But the San Bento/Tobon race wasn’t the only General Assembly battle that went to a recount Monday. Here’s a breakdown of how the other races played out:
House – 32
The contentious Republican primary between incumbent Laurence Ehrhardt and Sharon Gamba ended with the sitting Rep. being declared the winner. Ehrhardt won the primary by just 18 votes and now faces Democrat Robert Craven in the general election.
House – 40
In a Democratic primary, Democrat Lauri Archambault defeated lawyer Jon Restivo by 15 votes, the board of elections confirmed Monday. Archambault now takes on incumbent Republican Mike Chippendale.
House – 65
In a three-way Democratic primary for an open seat, Gregg Amore defeated Tim Chapman and James Miller, earning 40.4 percent of the vote. Moderate Party candidate Joe Botelho will be Amore’s opponent in the November election.
Senate – 17
Democrat John Cullen was again declared the winner over Louis Azar by a 13-vote margin. Cullen now takes on Independent incumbent Ed O’Neill and Independent candidate Derek Meiklejohn in a three-way general election race in November.