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Recount For House of Delegates Nomination Confirms Election Day Victory

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County clerks in Barbour and Tucker Counties have finished a recount for the 46th District House of Delegates race.

The recount was requested after initial returns showed a one vote difference.

Democratic House of Delegates candidate Tammy Stemple will retain her nomination after a recount actually expanded her lead.

Stemple beat Ken Auvil 702 to 701 on Election Day.

Auvil asked for a recount due to the slim margin of Stemple's victory.

Barbour County's recount didn't change, but in Tucker County, Stemple gained two votes.

Both said they're glad to have an official total confirmed by the counties.

"It's been a long process, and of course I've been nervous and anxious for it just to be over so that either one, whoever the winner is can move forward and get prepared for the general election in November," said Stemple.

"It would be irresponsible to my supporters not to challenge, to see the count is done fairly and properly when there's only one vote," Auvil said.

The Barbour County Clerk's office said Clerk Macel Auvil certified the election in Barbour County Friday afternoon.

Macel Auvil said this was the first recount in Barbour County since the 1970s.

Stemple will face Republican Danny Wagner in November.

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