Regional
8:04 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Recount Still Pending In One NM Race

State officials are trying to wrap up the final results of the November general election.

The state Canvassing Board meets Friday and a top official in the secretary of state's office says winners are expected to be certified in all but one race.

There's a pending recount in a state House of Representatives race between Republican Paul Pacheco of Albuquerque and Democrat Marci Blaze of Corrales. Before the recount, Pacheco was leading by 66 votes.

A recount ended Thursday in a Las Cruces-area race with Republican Rep. Terry McMillan winning by eight votes over Democrat Joanne Ferrary.

If Pacheco wins, Democrats will have a 38-32 edge over the GOP in the state House of Representatives.

Democrats currently have a 36-33 majority in the House and there's one independent.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.