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Senate race recount to be held Monday

The recount in the special election for Virginia’s 6th District Senate seat will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Monday in the Mathews historic courthouse, as well as other locations throughout the district.


Mathews County voter registrar Ruth Ann Hutson said that Republican candidate Wayne Coleman’s request for the recount came before the court on Tuesday, and she received the preliminary order on Wednesday.


Democrat Lynwood Lewis edged Coleman in the election, which was held on Jan. 7, by just nine votes out of more than 20,000 cast.


The special election was held to replace former state Sen. Ralph Northam, who was elected to serve as lieutenant governor in the general election on Nov. 5. The district covers Mathews County, Accomack and Northampton counties on the Eastern Shore, and parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.


Hutson said that the election records are being held by the clerk of courts for Mathews and, by court order, will ...

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