Congratulations to St. Albans Democrat Mike McCarthy, known in these precincts as “azvox,” for being confirmed as the winner in his race for the State House.
The election day result was McCarthy 1419, Republican Casey Toof 1,399. Toof understandably sought a recount.
According to Nancy Remsen at vt.Buzz, the recount was held today and confirmed Toof’s total while reducing McCarthy’s by five… which means McCarthy is indeed the winner. Coffee and pastries all around!
Tomorrow, the other Franklin County recount begins: Democrat Don Collins vs. Republican Dustin Degree. The double-D asked for a recount after coming up short by 26 votes on election night. That count might take more than one day, with results expected Saturday or Monday.