Election 2018Hot Sheet

2 weeks later, this Colorado primary race is still too close to call

Author: Marshall Zelinger, 9News - July 11, 2018 - Updated: July 11, 2018

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Two weeks after the primary election ended June 26, a race in Elbert County remains too close to officially call.

Republicans Rick Pettitt and Anthony Hartsook are separated by one vote for County Commissioner District Two. Pettitt has 2,994 votes as of Tuesday, and Hartsook’s has 2,993, respectively.

There are 10,134 active Republicans registered to vote in Elbert County. About 50 percent — 5,136 — voted in the primary. There is no Democratic candidate for County Commissioner District 2, so the primary was the only chance to have a voice in this race.

Elbert County Clerk and Recorder Dennis Schroeder is now planning on a recount, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18.

“Sitting and waiting and just seeing what the results are is kind of sitting on pins and needles, but it’s exciting nonetheless,” said Hartsook.

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Marshall Zelinger, 9News

Marshall Zelinger, 9News