State to decide if recount is needed in 41st House race
Groton - The state hasn’t determined yet if a recount is needed in the 41st House District race, where Republican newcomer Aundré Bumgardner led four-term incumbent Elissa Wright by 39 votes, according to unofficial results as of noon.
Av Harris, spokesman for the secretary of the state’s office, said Wednesday election moderators are sending in returns from 169 towns and the office is busy entering in data.
“There are still pieces of paper with handwriting on them, so it’s going to take a little bit of time,” he said.
If a recount is called for, it must be done in public within seven days of the election by the registrars of voters from both towns.
In a legislative race, a recount is triggered if the difference is one half of one percent of all votes cast, but not more than 20 votes.
The 41st district comprises the southern portion of New London and southern parts of Groton Town and Groton City.
Other stories that may interest you
Connecticut College freshman Peter Scheschareg, left, hits a ball as he plays spikeball with friends, from left, Colin McCade, Sydney Jones and Sam Stone on Tuesday at the school's campus in New London.
Members of the Norwich Fire Department fireboat committee test the pump Tuesday as they head out onto the Thames River for a familiarization and training cruise in the department's new 34-foot fireboat, Chief Scand.
Ten Norwich restaurants will compete in the Soup 4 U Chef's Challenge Friday at Epicure Brewing, 40 Franklin St., Norwich.
Hospital partnering with Hartford Marathon Foundation to bring back popular event.