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Tawna Sanchez is now in the lead, by a little more than one-half of one percent, in her bid for a seat in the Oregon Legislature.
The Secretary of State reported a shift in the lead after 4 pm on Wednesday after more mail-in ballots were counted; then at 7:57 pm, when a new batch was counted, that lead was confirmed.
On Facebook, Sanchez posted: “Sorry to all of my peeps that I haven’t been giving you the play by play updates of the day. But the short version is that we are still in the middle of the closest race in Oregon – and we are winning!”
She said the county reports a batch of at least 25,000 ballots that still need to be counted and that could result in another 2,000 votes in the 43rd district. — Mark Trahant