ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Official numbers from the November 4th election show that Republican Rick Stream lost by such a small margin to Democrat Steve Stenger that he could call for a recount. Stream has not made a decision regarding the situation.
Tuesday, the St. Louis County Board of Elections certified results showing that Stenger won by just 1,854 votes, or .63 percent of the vote.
Any election closer than one percent qualifies for a recount, although the recount is not automatic.
The write-in candidates in the County Executive race got 3,750 votes, more than enough to have changed the election outcome if they'd gone to Rick Stream.