Rep. Pryce Wins in Ohio; Recount Will Be Done
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 27 -- Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) won reelection Monday by a margin so slim that a recount will be required.
Unofficial results announced by Franklin County, the last to finish counting absentee and provisional ballots in central Ohio's 15th District, showed Pryce led Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by 1,055 votes, or 0.4 percent of the vote.
An automatic recount is triggered if the difference between the two candidates is less than 0.5 percent.
The race was one of a handful that had remained unresolved across the country since Election Day.
Pryce lost Franklin County, the district's most populous, but she retained her overall lead because of votes she picked up in two other counties.
In North Carolina, election officials said a manual recount of randomly chosen precincts will take place Wednesday and Thursday in the 8th District race between Rep. Robin Hayes (R) and Democrat Larry Kissell. Hayes leads by 329 votes.
And Florida officials will start an audit Tuesday of electronic voting machines in the 13th District House race between Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Christine Jennings. The state certified Buchanan the winner by 369 votes, but Jennings contested, arguing that touch-screen voting machines had malfunctioned.