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Trauner: To Recount or Not to Recount

Gary Trauner, the Democratic challenger for Wyoming’s single congressional seat, has narrowly lost the race and now has less than 48 hours to decide whether to seek a recount.

Yesterday, seven-term Republican incumbent Barbara Cubin was certified the winner with 93,336 votes, or 48.3 % of the total. Trauner received 92,324 votes, or 47.8 %, while Libertarian Thomas Rankin received 7,481, or 3.8 %.

For Trauner – who would be the first Jewish representative from Wyoming – this is the latest twist in a rough-and-tumble campaign.

His total fell 79 votes short of triggering an automatic recount, and under state law, Trauner has to request a recount by Friday.

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