9th Congressional District Republican Primary: Secretary of State’s office says Sheldon apparently the top vote getter

Recent news from the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office points to a near end in the race for the 9th Congressional District Republican nomination.

According to numbers tallied by WATD, and backed by numbers released yesterday afternoon by the Secretary of State’s office spokesman, Brian McNiff, the towns in the district report 11,046 votes in favor of candidate Christopher Sheldon, making him the top vote getter. The numbers show Republican Adam Chaprales with 10,967 votes, 79 votes less than Sheldon.

The race on Primary Night appeared close, and some tallies and projections showed Adam Chaprales as the highest vote getter.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, Sheldon has requested recounts in several communities in the 9th congressional district. And, according to advisors close to Sheldon, speaking on the condition of anonymity, they say he would be open to withdrawing the recount requests in those communites, when and if, Chaprales concedes.

According to McNiff, the recounts need to be completed by Thursday at 5 p.m. Recounts could take place in several communities.

A call to Chaprales went unanswered.

The republican nominee will go on to face Congressman William Keating in November.


Duxbury, pct 2
Marshfield, pct 1-4
Westport, Precincts A,B,E

SOURCE: Secretary of State’s Office

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