Pete Clarke declared winner over Lui Damiani in Orange County District 3 race

Clarke downs Damiani by 70 votes

Published On: Nov 13 2012 12:25:40 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 13 2012 01:53:06 PM EST

After a manual recount, Pete Clarke was certified as the winner over Lui Damiani in the Orange County Commission District 3 race.

According to Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles, Clarke garnered 33,228 votes and Damiani tallied 33,158 votes.

"We did one six years ago for a judicial race and it was even closer," Cowles said. "And in the end, the results actually flipped and the second-place person won."

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