Nevada senate candidate trailing by 28 votes seeks recount

The Nevada Senate building is pictured in this file photo. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

A Nevada state senate candidate who trails her opponent by 28 votes says she will seek a recount.

Julie Pazina, a Democrat running for Senate District 20, said in a statement that she would make the request following a canvass of the votes on Wednesday next week.

The latest figures from the Nevada Secretary of State's office showed Republican candidate Keith Pickard with 27,159 votes, while Pazina followed with 27,131 votes.

Under Nevada law, a losing candidate can demand a recount so long as they cover the costs in advance and file their demand within three days of the vote being certified.

"Only a tenth of one percent of more than 55,000 total votes separates me from my opponent in the race for Senate District 20," Pazina said in her statement. "The closeness of that result merits a recount to ensure that every vote is counted accurately and every voter’s voice is heard."

Senate District 20 covers portions of southern Henderson and unincorporated Clark County.

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