MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says "errors were made" in the counting of write-in votes in the Progressive Party gubernatorial primary and the new results mean the challenger can ask for a recount.
Condos says he has called a special meeting of the Canvassing Committee for Thursday afternoon to discuss the issue.
In a news release issued Wednesday, Condos did not name the Progressive Party candidates. But on Tuesday his office confirmed that Progressive candidate Martha Abbott defeated write-in candidate Annette Smith by 17 votes, a margin greater than the 2 percent margin of error that would allow Smith to ask for a recount.
He didn't say Wednesday what the corrected vote count was, but he said it was within the 2 percent margin.
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