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Rivera wins Lawrence mayoral election recount

LAWRENCE — Daniel Rivera defeated Mayor William Lantigua by 81 votes after a ballot recount Saturday in the hotly contested Lawrence mayoral race, broadening the margin of his Nov. 5 victory.

Cheers erupted in the school gymnasium where election officials had hand-counted more than 15,000 ballots and William Maloney, city clerk, announced the final results. Rivera won 7,628 votes and Lantigua had 7,547.

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