Nicholson likely winner in Senate District 16 | SkyHiNews.com

Nicholson likely winner in Senate District 16

Summit Daily News Staff report

Jeanne Nicholson

Democrat candidate for state Senate District 16 Jeanne Nicholson has pulled ahead of her Republican opponent Tim Leonard by a razor thin margin according to the most up-to-date results available today.

Early unofficial numbers have Nicholson ahead by about 900 votes, 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent. Early totals from the six counties in the district put Nicholson at 28,576 votes over Leonard’s 27,673.

The SD 16 hopefuls have been locked in a dead heat since polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Leonard took a narrow early lead, according to numbers reported by the Denver Post, but Nicholson eventually closed the gap.

In Summit County Nicholson claimed a comfortable victory with 55 percent of the vote, according to the most recent numbers from the County Clerk and Recorder’s office.

Many of the counties in the district still have provisional votes to count before final results can be made available.

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