Canvassing Board to certify legislative recount

Posted at: 12/10/2012 7:42 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The state Canvassing Board is putting the final touches on New Mexico's general election.

The board meets Monday to certify results of a recount in a race for an Albuquerque-area seat in the state House of Representatives between Republican Paul Pacheco and Democrat Marci Blaze.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that unofficial returns show Pacheco, a retired Albuquerque policeman, winning by 79 votes - up from a 66-vote margin before the recount.

The district covers parts of Sandoval and Bernalillo counties. Pacheco's victory means Democrats will hold a 38-32 advantage in the House.

Currently, Democrats have a 36-33 majority and there's one independent.

The canvassing board is made up of the governor, secretary of state and chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

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