Sonia Chang-Diaz is the winner of the September 16th Democratic Primary in the Second Suffolk, according to election results announced following today’s recount. Chang-Diaz is now the Democratic Nominee for State Senate in the district, and will appear as such on the November 4th ballot.
“I’m honored to have won the support of the voters of the Second Suffolk in this election, and I’m looking forward to joining Barack Obama, John Kerry and the rest of our Democratic ticket on the ballot this November,” said Chang-Diaz.
“I also want to thank the city Election Department and all the volunteers for their efforts today, working to make sure the votes were fairly and accurately counted. It was a smooth, efficient process, and I think all the voters of the district can feel confident in today’s results.”
So there it is. Apparently, the margin of victory was 213, quite close to the original count of 228. No explanation as yet for the variance, but it’s clearly not enough to affect the result.
We hope and expect that the Democratic party structure will now unite around Chang-Diaz — John Walsh has already done so, as he had previously said he would as to whoever won the recount.