Pryce holding on to slim lead in Ohio recount

U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce maintained her 1,055-vote lead after a hand recount in her congressional race against Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy.

The remainder of Franklin County’s recount will be conducted by electronic machines because no discrepancies were found in the manual recount of more than 15,000 votes.

The final results should be known next week, Matthew Damschroder, director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, said Thursday.

Two other counties in the 15th congressional district have completed their recounts. In Union County, Kilroy picked up three votes; in Madison County, Pryce gained four and Kilroy picked up one.

Kilroy has refused to concede the race to Pryce, the seven-term Republican incumbent. Pryce’s victory on Nov. 7 was by a margin of less than 0.5 percent, small enough to trigger an automatic recount.

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