The leader of the House Progressive caucus sought to block Bob Frenier from being seated because his election is in dispute.
David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, said Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, his four-time rival, congratulated him after the tally was announced and the two hugged.
The initial count on Election Day showed incumbent Sarah Buxton with a three-vote lead over David Ainsworth in their Windsor-1 District, but the Nov. 21 recount showed a tie at 1,000 votes apiece. Uncertainty remained over whether two Ainsworth votes had been included in that count.
“Unless the votes change dramatically it’d be unlikely we’d ask for a recount,” Milne said Tuesday evening in a phone interview.
The final remaining Vermont election result has been resolved: A recount confirmed victory for Republican incumbent Mark Higley in the race for the Orleans-Lamoille House seat for the towns of Lowell, Jay, Wesfield, Eden and part of Troy. Higley finished 32 votes ahead of Progressive/Democrat contender, Katherine Sims. In the final count, Sims claimed 892 […]
Democrat Don Collins beat Dustin Degree, a Republican, for the second of two open seat Franklin County Senate seats on Tuesday. Collins won by a larger margin of victory than he initially did on election night. Degree requested the recount after losing to Collins by 25 votes. The tally this time around, according to Franklin […]
McCarthy leads in St. Albans recount; Collins-Degree recount to be complete Tuesday; Higley-Sims contest to be resolved on Wednesday
The recount for one of St. Alban’s two House seats reaffirmed a slim victory for Democrat Mike McCarthy. Republican contender Casey Toof requested the recount after election night results showed him finishing 20 votes behind McCarthy. Toof didn’t pick up any additional votes during the recount though McCarthy ended up with five fewer votes, condensing […]