Progressive Primary Recount

09/13/12 6:06AM

Officials are set to gather at 14 county courthouses around Vermont Thursday to recount ballots in the Progressive primary for governor.                         

Write-in candidate Annette Smith asked for the recount after losing in earlier counting to Progressive Party Chairwoman Martha Abbott by just one vote.

The party decided earlier this year not to run a candidate for governor, so Abbott withdrew after her apparent victory. A Smith victory in the recount could upset that plan.

County clerks will have to sort through the ballots of Democrats, Republicans and Progressives, pull out the progressive ones, and then recount those to see if Abbott or Smith won the primary.

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