McCuskey said he's confident the canvass will not change the election results. He said all candidates usually get votes when provisional ballots are counted, so he likely will retain his lead over Hatfield and Brown.
"It's never changed the outcome of an election in the history of Kanawha County," he said.
Hatfield said she plans to attend the canvass and watch commissioners count votes.
"There may not be a change, but it's close enough it could make a difference," she said. "You never know."
Hatfield, who has served in the House of Delegates for a total of 22 years, said she was "saddened" and "disappointed" when she learned she had lost but respected voters' choices.
"When you run for office, you know you're going to win or lose," she said.
Hatfield was first elected in 1984 but left politics briefly in the 1990s to work as a registered nurse. She returned to the House in 1998 and was re-elected six times. None of her previous elections has been this close, she said.
Brown, however, has been through all this before.
When she was first elected to the House in 1982, Brown won by just 12 votes. The final result was determined by a five-week canvass.
"It was pretty awful," she said.
Brown has served 11 terms in the House of Delegates, though not consecutively. She made a failed run for Senate in 1988 and was defeated in 1994. She returned to the House in 2000.
She said she also plans to watch county commissioners count votes, and may request a recount if margins remain tight.
Hatfield said she hasn't considered a recount yet. McCuskey agreed.
"I don't want to think about that right now," he said.
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