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UPDATE: One School District One Board race headed for recount, winners currently still the same 

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – After a final count of all the ballots, two Lexington County School District One Board of Trustee candidates are headed toward a recount. According to one of the candidates, he was notified that the race for the final seat of the four open on the board was so close that it triggered the recount automatically. 

Right now, the order that we reported Wednesday morning has not changed. Two of the four open seats were kept by incumbents Anne Marie Green and Dr. Brent Powers (i). Challenger and newcomer Kathy Henson also received enough ballots to remain in the top three. This guaranteed their seats on the board for the next four years. However, incumbent Mike Anderson and challenger Chris Rice had such a slim margin between one another that it triggered the recount for the fourth open seat which reportedly will begin Monday morning. 

According to the Lexington County Registration and Election Commission’s website, by the time the last ballots, the provisional votes, were counted at the end of election week, 175,745 total votes had been cast in the Lexington One School Board race. Incumbent Mike Anderson had won 16,712 of those ballots cast while challenger Chris Rice had received 16,696 votes. That is a difference of just 16 votes or .01 % difference between the two men. 

It is believed that the recount will take between one and one- and one-half days next week. The final tally should be released quickly, and certification will happen soon after.

L: Mike Anderson R: Chris Rice


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