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8:11 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Recount Still Pending in 1 NM Legislative 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.