Leon Rideout http://nhpr.org en Coos Rep Evalyn Merrick Loses Recount http://nhpr.org/post/coos-rep-evalyn-merrick-loses-recount <p>A recount of the votes cast in Coos District 7 hasn’t changed the winner: Republican Leon Rideout defeated Democrat Evalyn Merrick.</p><p>Both are from Lancaster.</p><p>Merrick requested a recount which was conducted Thursday by the Secretary of State.</p><p>Originally Merrick lost by 12 votes.</p><p>In the recount, however, that margin increased to 34 votes.</p><p>That left Rideout with 3,274 votes compared to 3,240 for Merrick.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:04:16 +0000 Chris Jensen 16942 at http://nhpr.org Coos Rep Evalyn Merrick Loses Recount