There will not be a recount in the labor race.
The State Board of Elections has refused to grant a ballot recount to the third- and fourth-place finishers in this month's Democratic primary for labor commissioner.
State law allows the board to order a mandatory recount or a discretionary recount. State elections director Gary Bartlett said the board determined that neither one applied in this case.
Richardson was less than 2,000 votes behind Brooks. Anderson was about 5,000 votes behind.
Brooks said he had been expecting the board to approve a recount.
"I guess I'm surprised that there's not going to be one," he said.