WASHINGTON — The Montgomery County Board of Elections confirmed Sara Love’s narrow victory over Samir Paul in the District 16 delegate race in recount results released Saturday.
Paul, a teacher at the county’s Blair High School, petitioned for the recount after Love won the initial election on June 26 by a mere eight votes.
Love maintained her advantage and even added four votes to win by a 12-vote margin in the recount.
Love, of Bethesda, is a former ACLU public policy director.
In a post Saturday on Twitter, she complimented Paul’s campaign and thanked the county board for working on the recount over the weekend.
I am thrilled and humbled to have won the third delegate seat in D16!!Thank you to the Montgomery County Board of Elections for their hard work this weekend during the recount. I also want to recognize the terrific campaign my colleague Samir Paul ran.
— SaraLove4MD (@SaraLove4MD) July 21, 2018