It’s official: Randall wins 26th District state Senate seat by 102 votes

Kitsap, Pierce counties’ manual recount altered vote count by just two votes.

Emily Randall’s narrow win in the race for 26th Legislative District state senator was certified Friday in Kitsap and Pierce counties following a manual recount conducted on Thursday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Emily Randall’s narrow win in the race for 26th Legislative District state senator was certified Friday in Kitsap and Pierce counties following a manual recount conducted on Thursday. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

PORT ORCHARD — It’s official: Emily Randall’s election as the new state senator-elect for the 26th Legislative District was certified by canvassing committees from Kitsap and Pierce counties today following a manual recount by their respective elections divisions.

After votes were manually counted and recounted Thursday, the Democrat’s win was confirmed with just a handful of ballots added to both candidates’ totals from the final machine ballot count announced Nov. 27.

The machine-count vote totals didn’t change in Pierce County after the manual recount; in Kitsap County, four extra votes were added to the total — three added to Republican Marty McClendon’s total and one vote added to Randall’s count. All told, the certified results for both counties was 35,088 for Randall, 34,986 for McClendon — a 102-vote margin. Randall went into the manual recount with a 104-vote lead.

It’s official: Randall wins 26th District state Senate seat by 102 votes
Marty McClendon

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