JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A recount has confirmed a Republican victory in a special election for a vacant Missouri House seat from St. Charles County.
The secretary of state's office says Republican Chrissy Sommer defeated Democrat Paul Woody by a vote of 1,875 to 1,835. The final 40-vote margin actually was two votes larger than her apparent original margin of victory in the November special election.
The recount was held under a provision of state law that lets losing candidates seek a re-verification of the tally when the candidates are separated by less than 1 percentage point.
Sommer will succeed Republican Rep. Sally Faith, who resigned after winning election in April as mayor of St. Charles.