State Representative Jack Jackson (R-Wildwood) will request a recount of the votes cast
in the Republican Primary for State Auditor; an election he narrowly lost to Platte County Auditor Sandra Thomas. The Republican primary for Auditor had five candidates, but became a two-person race between Jackson and Thomas as the results came in. Thomas held a sizeable lead at one point, but that lead narrowed considerably when votes came in from St. Louis County, where Jackson resides. A recount is automatically granted a candidate when the margin of victory is within one percent. The unofficial final tally gave Thomas a 1,718 vote victory over Jackson in a race in which just under 300,000 votes were cast. Thomas garnered 86,681 votes. Jackson got 84,963 State Senator John Loudon (R-Chesterfield) finished third with 73,834 votes. State Representative Mark Wright (R-Springfield) finished fourth with 38,240 votes. The Republican nominee from 2002, Al Hanson, finished last, getting only 14,266 votes.
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