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Recount for W.Va. judge race complete

June 07, 2000|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The recount of Berkeley County ballots in the lingering Circuit Court judge race concluded Wednesday. The County Commission is expected to certify the recount at its meeting today, according to County Clerk John Small.

Ballots in all 46 precincts were counted by hand between Friday and Tuesday at the request of David Camilletti, who trails Gray Silver III by 39 votes for the Democratic nomination.

Camilletti said he has 10 days to contest the results. "I don't know if I'm going to do it," he said Wednesday afternoon.

The County Commission would hear arguments about the validity of specific ballots, particularly those missing the signatures of poll clerks, and rule on whether to count them. The commission's final decision could be appealed to Circuit Court.

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On Wednesday, in the last step in the recount, the two candidates met with the County Commission to review the election process, including instruction booklets, punch cards and other materials. Camilletti said they also discussed the procedures should he contest the recount results.

The winner of the May 9 primary will be unopposed for the judgeship in the November general election. The 23rd Circuit covers Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.

Silver's margin over Camilletti widened by eight votes after the Berkeley County recount. Silver has 3,843 votes, Camilletti has 3,804, and third-place Patrick Henry has 2,200.

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