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Guam Election Commission counts provisional ballots

by | Dec 7, 2022 | Elections, Guam | 0 comments

As the Guam 2022 general elections came to a close, the Guam Election Commission began counting provisional ballots on November 23. Originally, the commissioners planned to discuss other topics but they decided to delay the discussion in order to count the remaining votes. 

Some candidates attended the ballot counting. This included Attorney General-elect Douglas Moylan and former Senator Jesse Lujan; both races ended with a small margin. 

With a slim margin of 77 votes, Moylan won the race for attorney general over Leevin Camacho in the final preliminary count. This close result prompts an automatic recount of all votes in the race.  

According to Guam law, recounts are necessary “if the tabulation that a difference in votes is two percent or less.” The GEC calculates this percentage by adding the two vote totals and multiplying the sum by 2%.

Former Senator Jesse Lujan received 11,995 votes in the senatorial race which gave him the 15th spot over Kelly Marsh-Taitano, who earned 11,620 votes. 

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