Thomas defeats Jackson in Auditor Primary

1 decade 6 months 4 weeks ago August 23, 2006 Aug 23, 2006 Wednesday, August 23 2006 Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:43:01 PM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The official results are in. And Republican Sandra Thomas has prevailed in a close state auditor's primary over Jack Jackson. The secretary of state's office today certified the results from the August Eighth primaries. Thomas received 86,768 votes in the five-way primary. Jackson got 84,942 votes. That amounts to a difference of a little more than one-half a percentage point. Jackson says he plans to officially ask for a recount tomorrow. Under state law, election authorities then would have 20 days to conduct and certify the results of the recount. A Jackson spokesman says it is unlikely a recount would make him the winner, but he owes it to his supporters to at least ask.

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