Rep. Lance Pruitt trails Liz Snyder in House District 27 race

    Rep. Lance Pruitt on the House floor during the 30th Legislative Session.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Rep. Lance Pruitt is trailing Democrat Liz Snyder in his race to retain House District 27's seat in Juneau.

    The race is currently reported at 4,574 votes for Snyder, with 4,558 votes for Pruitt.

    That's a 16-vote margin. There were 17 write-in votes in the race.

    That tally falls within the margin necessary for a recount. Pruitt would need to request the recount, but it would be paid for by the state.

    Snyder trailed Pruitt by more than 20 percent on election night.

    Calls to Rep. Pruitt were not immediately returned.

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