General Assembly candidates seek recounts

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two candidates for the Rhode Island General Assembly are seeking recounts after unofficial election results show them losing to incumbent lawmakers.

The state Board of Elections is scheduled to determine on Wednesday night which contests qualify for a recount.

Republican attorney Steven Frias has requested a recount after the unofficial tally showed him losing by 74 votes to Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello. Frias is also asking the elections board to investigate alleged mail ballot irregularities in the suburban Cranston legislative race.

In a neighboring Cranston state legislative district, Democratic attorney Christopher Millea is seeking a recount in his race against Republican state Rep. Robert Lancia. Lancia is ahead by 68 votes.

There are also recount requests for local races in Bristol, Central Falls, East Providence and West Warwick.

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