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Official results show Thomas defeats Jackson in state auditor primary

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, Mo. – The official results are in, and Republican Sandra Thomas has prevailed in a close state auditor's primary over Jack Jackson.

On Wednesday, the secretary of state's office certified the results from the August 8 primaries.

Thomas received 86,786 votes in the five-way primary. Jackson got 84,942 votes. That amounts to a difference of a little more than one-half a percentage point.

Jackson says he plans to officially ask for a recount Thursday.

Under state law, election authorities then would have 20 days to conduct and certify the results of the recount.

A Jackson spokesman says it is unlikely a recount would make him the winner, but he owes it to his supporters to at least ask.

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