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Recounts under way in 2 Arkansas counties

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two more recounts are under way in a state representative race in northeastern Arkansas where only 44 votes separate the candidates.

The pair of recounts began at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Jackson and Poinsett counties in the House District 52 race, where Republican John K. Hutchison beat Democrat L.J. Bryant in last week's general election. A recount in another county is set later this week.

The Republican majority in the House of Representatives rests on the results. If the results stand, Republicans hold a 51-48-1 majority over Democrats and the House's lone Green Party member.

The district stretches into four counties - Craighead, Independence, Jackson and Poinsett. Craighead County held its recount on Friday and the results remained unchanged.

Independence County will hold its recount Thursday.

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