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Absentee ballots likely won’t affect results

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The Guam Election Commission says it still has to count hundreds of General Election ballots, but GEC head Maria Pangelinan doubts those ballots will affect Leon Guerrero/Tenorio's Super Tuesday win.

"There were thousands of votes between the two, so it won't affect the race," Pangelinan said.

She tells KUAM News there are over 300 outstanding absentee ballots sent off-island and still has to count 47 ballots cast by Guam relief workers in Saipan and 60 homebound ballots cast on Election Day. Will that affect Lou and Josh's garnering of 50% plus one and stave off a possible runoff election?

"She did garner 50.7%, so if look at it, it may be most likely it'll turn out to still be 50% plus one," she said.

Losing Republicans Ray Tenorio and Tony Ada didn't respond to calls for comment and they haven't conceded to Lou and Josh yet, saying they'll instead wait for all ballots to be counted and the pending certification of results by the GEC. But GOP party chair Jerry Crisostomo says in his mind, the fat lady has already sung.

"Personally, I think the election is over," Crisostomo said.

Certification of General Election results should take place 10 days after the election, according to Guam election law. The GEC will also conduct the senatorial recount when they meet next week Thursday at 1pm.

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