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Richmond Registrar: It ain't over till it's over 

Richmond Voter Registrar Kirk Showalter says that her office's accounting of still outstanding ballots from Tuesday's election already has changed the mayoral race landscape.

After counting all in-person absentee votes for the Third District, that race now appears to be leaning -- just barely -- in favor of presumptive Mayor-elect Dwight Jones.

"That district now favors Jones by seven votes," Showalter says. Previously, election-night results showed Pantele carrying the district by a single vote.

And with 300 city-wide provisional ballots uncounted, and the vast majority of an additional 6,200-plus absentee ballots also yet to be tallied, there could be bigger results shifts yet to be realized, she says.

"I don't think the total votes cast is going to change much, but what could change is whether Mr. Jones in fact attained a majority in five of the Council districts," Showalter says, noting that failure to hold five of the nine districts would mean a run-off election in December. "If something shifts, that's the most likely shift. I always consider it up in the air until the final official results come in."

-- Chris Dovi

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