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Recount upholds legislature races in Forsyth County
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A recount Wednesday afternoon upheld the outcome of two Forsyth County state legislative contests in the July 31 primary.

The process confirmed the re-election of District 27 state Sen. Jack Murphy, as well as Geoff Duncan’s victory in the District 26 state House of Representatives race.

Neither man faces opposition in the Nov. 6 election.

Only the precincts in the districts involved in the recount were involved in the tally, with just one vote changing. Murphy’s opponent, Steve Voshall, saw his margin of defeat increase by one, to 114 votes.

Voshall and District 26 state House candidate Tom Knox had each asked the local elections board for a recount after their contests were decided by less than 1 percent.

Voshall, who was out of town Wednesday, could not be reached for comment. He received 49.8 percent of the total, or 13,176 votes. Murphy got 50.2 percent, or 13,290 votes.

There was no change in the District 26 race. Knox, who fell to Duncan by 55 votes, received 4,452 votes, or about 49.7 percent, to Duncan’s 4,507, or about 50.3 percent.

 

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