advertisement

Missouri primary votes now official, recounts possible

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 1:34 p.m. CDT; updated 2:05 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 24, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan now officially are nominees for the U.S. Senate.

Carnahan, in her role as secretary of state, on Tuesday certified the results of the Aug. 3 primaries — meaning the vote totals are official.

Carnahan and Blunt both easily won their senatorial primaries. But the margins were so close in three Democratic Missouri House races that the losers could seek re-counts.

The closest contest was in Kansas City, where John Joseph Rizzo beat Will Royster by three votes in the 40th District. Victors also had margins of less than 1 percentage point in the 5th District in northwest Missouri and the 77th District in St. Louis.

Losing candidates have one week to request a re-count.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements