Love maintains advantage over Paul in Md. District 16 recount

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.

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Dan Friedell

Dan Friedell is a digital writer for WTOP. He came to the D.C. area in 2007 to work as digital editor for, and since then has worked for a number of local and national news organizations.

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