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It's a recount for Seminole City Council race



The Seminole City Council race will face a recount Tuesday morning after the margin between two candidates was too close to call, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office said Friday.

Incumbent Jim Quinn has an edge of 29 votes, or 0.22 percent, over challenger Thomas Christy following a count Friday of 38 provisional ballots, said office spokesman Jason Latimer. 

The margin for a machine recount is a half-percent of less. Seminole's will occur at 10 a.m. Tuesday. If the margin following the machine recount is still within a quarter percent, it will advance to a manual recount.

Largo's City Commission election was also facing a possible recount after incumbent Curtis Holmes beat his opponent Neil McMullen by 0.72 percent of the vote. But after factoring in 132 provisional ballots on Friday, the margin did not make it into recount territory, Latimer said.

[Last modified: Friday, November 11, 2016 4:05pm]


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