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Upset in DesJarlais-Tracy Race Looking Unlikely

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --- Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely.

Scandal-battered U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais held a 35-vote lead over state Sen. Jim Tracy in unofficial results from last week's election.

On Tuesday, Marshall County Elections Administrator Tristan Arnold said officials there had counted 13 provisional ballots, but only three were for the Republican primary. Two were for DesJarlais and none for Tracy.

In Rhea County, there was one ballot cast for Tracy, and in Franklin County there was one ballot cast for DesJarlais.

At least five other counties have some provisional ballots remaining. The election results must be certified by Aug. 25.


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