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With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Somers leads by 718 votes

With the election too close to call, Lt. Gov. Candidate Heather Bond Somers and her supporters said that they were confident that the final count would see her as the winner of the primary. (Madeline Stocker)
With the election too close to call, Lt. Gov. Candidate Heather Bond Somers and her supporters said that they were confident that the final count would see her as the winner of the primary. (Madeline Stocker)
A recount is likely
A recount is likely

HARTFORD, Conn. – “It’s a close call, but I’m confident that we’ll come out on top,” Somers said from the patio of The Spot, the Groton restaurant where Somers’ supporters gathered to await the primary results. “I really think we can win this.

As of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Somers was holding onto a 718-vote lead over state Rep. Penny Bacchiochi with 98 percent of the precincts reporting, according to NBC. Broadcasters reported Somers with 27,148 votes, Bacchiochi with 26,430, and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker with 25,123.

If the two candidates remain within 1,000 votes once all precincts are in, the state will conduct an automatic recount.

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One response to “With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Somers leads by 718 votes”

  1. John Levin

    I think there should be a run-off between Somers and Penny.

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