On August 29, 2018

Williams, Soucy still out in recount

Staff report

A two-day recount of votes in the Republican primary election for a Rutland County Senate Seat found more votes than before. short

The recount showed 16,676 people voted, up from 16,569 votes previously counted—though the outcome hasn’t changed.

Rutland County is comprised of three senators. Incumbent Brian Collamore received 3508 votes in the recount, up from 3,504 before. James McNeil received 2,814 votes, up from 2,811 before and Ed Larson received 2,048 votes, down from 2,049 before.

Terry Williams, a Poultney Select Board member, requested the recount last week after falling five votes short of Larson in the primary election Aug. 14.

Williams fell five votes short of Larson again in the recount, with 2,043 votes, down from 2044 before.

The recount finished around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Attempts to reach Williams before the Mountain Times’s deadline on Tuesday weren’t successful.

Incumbent David Soucy was ousted with 1,667 votes in the recount, up from 1,661 before.

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