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Recount Wednesday for 106th Assembly District Race

Only 48 votes separate the candidates in one of Newtown's state legislative districts.

Newtown’s Registrars of Voters are holding a recount on Wednesday for the 106th State Assembly District race between Republican Mitch Bolinsky and Democrat Lisa Romano on Nov. 6. As the returns were calculated late on election night, Bolinsky led in balloting by 48 votes, 5,748-5,700.

A recount is triggered by state statute if the margin of victory is less than half a percent of the total number of ballots cast in that race. With a total of 11,448 votes cast, the winning margin fell below the state threshold at 0.4 percent.

According to reports in the Newtown Bee and News-Times, Romano originally stated she planned to waive the right to a recount, however decided to allow it to proceed after reconsidering.

The registrars will be conducting the recount Wednesday at 4 p.m. Check back with Newtown Patch Wednesday evening for the results of the recount.

Buck L. November 14, 2012 at 05:26 PM
The tallies from the machines have been checked and re-checked according to the registrar's office. Those numbers historically do not change. Errors in tabulation can occur in the AB vote which is a far greater number than reported in the Patch. While I admire Ms. Romano's enthusiasm, I believe she should have listened to her party and registrar and stuck to her original waiver. Flip flopping only irritates those who have to count the ballots. It puts into question the character of the individual and their ability at making a decision and sticking to it.
Bruce Walczak TheNewtownRooster.com November 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Last week Buck said:"Oh, and resorting to name calling from a troll identity is cowardly, Truthteller. " Now he is doing the same thing by questioning Lisa's character for asking for a re-count and then hiding behind his anonymous name.
Kelley Anne November 14, 2012 at 06:14 PM
What about the mail in absentee ballots, the 29 count reported on Patch is highly suspect.
yoda November 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Bruce, Please tell Yoda none of you IPN's will run for selectman? Actually, I can use some entertainment! Bruce give it a try!!!! COME ON YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
Jaimie Cura November 15, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Update here: http://newtown.patch.com/articles/newtown-s-106th-district-recount-underway

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