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Stacey Newman Wins by 1 Vote in Preliminary Results

In Missouri's 87th House District Democratic primary: “Looks like our election isn’t going to be over tonight,” says her opponent, Susan Carlson, in her Twitter account.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Stacey Newman, Democratic candidate to represent Missouri’s 87th district, won by one vote over her primary opponent Susan Carlson.

Preliminary results show Newman with 1,823 votes, compared to Carlson’s 1,822.

Both Newman and Carlson currently serve in the Missouri House, however, because of redistricting, Carlson shifted from district 64 to the race for the 87th district. 

The 87th district includes Clayton, University City, Ladue, Richmond Heights and Brentwood.

According to Missouri election law, if a candidate loses by less than 1 percent of all the votes cast, he or she has the option of asking for a recount of votes. The request for a recount must be made no later than seven days after the election has been certified. 

Although Carlson was not immediately available for comment, a tweet posted to her Twitter posted hints that she may request a recount.

“Well, we're 1 vote down with all precincts reporting. Looks like our election isn't going to be over tonight,” Carlson said on her Twitter page.

Newman was not immediately available for comment Tuesday night. Her Twitter account was not updated with any official statements about the result as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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