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Richmond Registrar working to finalize results after COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 11:15 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 11:18:03-05

RICHMOND,Va. -- Despite having a COVID-19 outbreak, Richmond registrar Kirk J. Showalter tells CBS 6, limited staff will continue to finalize results.

Officials say they couldn't post results on the city's page until they have a provisional ballot meeting. There are currently 1,000 provisional ballots remaining.

However, that meeting is being delayed because of the outbreak, but officials said they expected other sources to provide results.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections website:

In the Richmond City Council 2nd district race, Katherine Jordan is now in the lead with 54 percent of the vote compared to Tavarris Spinks who has 45 percent.

Last week, the race was too close to call with just a 26 vote difference between the candidates, with Spinks in the lead.

In the Richmond mayoral race, Mayor Levar Stoney remains in the lead with 40,825 votes and the outright lead in five of the city's nine districts. A candidate must win five districts to be declared the winner.

Less than an hour after the site updated result, challenger Kim Gray sent out an email thanking her supporters:

"It has been the honor of my life to serve on city council for four years and the school board for eight years. I deeply appreciate the sacrifices of my family and my supporters during my mayoral campaign.

All of us remain committed as citizens to making Richmond the fair, honest, and inclusive city it needs to be. Thank you to everyone that volunteered and donated. We ran a strong campaign based on substance and values. I'm so grateful for your support; I couldn't have done it without every one of you.

I remain committed to our community's families and children and look forward to what the future holds for all of us."

With the updated votes, Gray remains in third place with 28,276 votes and Alexis Rogers remains in second place with 28,690 votes.

Rogers conceded the race last week.