Cornelio seeks recount in 3 vote race

Papers due by Friday to have votes tallied again

By JOSH RESNEK

The at-large School Committee race is not yet over.

If Margaret Cornelio has her way, a recount will prove she won the race over her closest at-large opponent, School Committeeman Joseph LaMonica.

As the Leader Herald went to press Tuesday evening, LaMonica held a 3 vote margin over Cornelio.

That margin was 9 votes on election night but later tallies reduced his margin to just 3 votes.

On Election Night last week, the Election Commission showed LaMonica having a 9 vote lead with 2,503 votes as compared with Cornelio’s 2,494.

But a counting of added provisional votes reduced La- Monica’s lead to a razor thin 3 votes.

“I’m going to do what’s right and honest,” Cornelio told the Leader Herald.

She is hoping a citywide recount will put her over the top.

She will know soon enough.

For LaMonica, well, he is keeping his fingers crossed that his vote stands.

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