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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

Recount changes nothing in Guam gubernatorial race

In Democratic primary, Leon Guerrero/Tenorio keep numbers; Aguon/Limtiaco pick up 6 votes

Seven hours on a Saturday and the Guam Election Commission's original ballot count in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election is looking good.

After a machine re-count, it was the Lou Leon Guerrero and Josh Tenorio ticket with 8,218, exactly the number of the original unofficial count. The Frank Aguon, Alicia Limtiaco ticket which called for the recount picked up a paltry six votes for a total of 7,964.

The Guam Election Commission will reconvene on Sept. 5 to discuss the Aguon/Limtiaco request for a hand re-count and on Sept. 10 to review provisional and newly arrived absentee ballots.

Reaction came from Leon Guerrero-Tenorio campaign press secretary Therese Mantanane: "We thank the Guam Election Commssion for carrying out the recount of last week's primary. Today's results reaffirm the will of the people. We congratulate the Aguon-Limtiaco, Gutierrez-Bordallo, Rodriguez-Cruz teams and their supporters for their spirit and energy during the primary election. Together we will retake Adelup for the people of Guam."

No change in the senatorial lineup, in which each party fields 15 candidates to fill seats in the Guam Legislature: On the Democratic side, candidate Lasia Casil held onto her 15th place position; on the Republican side, Jenei Adame Aguon has also held on to the 15th place cut-off for the November general election.


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