Pima County completes 2nd District hand recount

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- A weeklong recount of ballots in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District has finished with a hand check of votes from 5 percent of the precincts in Pima County.

County elections officials did a hand tally on Monday to verify the accuracy of machine counts done last week. The results matched exactly.

It's the last step in the mandatory recount triggered when Republican challenger Martha McSally came out 161 votes ahead of Democratic Rep. Ron Barber in the Nov. 4 election.

Cochise County completed its hand recount of three precincts on Friday and the results were also identical to the machine counts.

The counties completed machine recounts of nearly 220,000 ballots from the 2nd District last week.

The recount results are set to be revealed by a Maricopa County judge on Wednesday.