The victory in the Republican primary for the Pennsylvania Senate seat went to Mehmet Oz by a margin of just 902 votes. On Friday, the recount of votes will begin immediately.
The winner of the contest was determined on Wednesday afternoon, eight days after Republican voters in the Commonwealth went to the polls.
According to a report published in Doylestown Intelligencer on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Preparing. ”
According to The Intelligence, “Indian Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman told a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that a razor-thin margin would begin an automatic recount in accordance with state electoral law and that the process would begin in all 67 counties.” Early friday. “
Chapman asked all Pennsylvania counties to begin recounts by June 1. In order for the race to be certified, it must be recounted by June 7.
McCormick wants to close the gap, so he has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to force dozens of counties to count mail-in ballots without hand-dated return envelopes.
He also told news outlets in a statement that he had no plans to withdraw from the race.
“We are proud that our campaign received nearly 418,000 votes, winning 37 of the 67 counties and helping to make this election a historic one. There is only a razor-thin gap between me and Mehmet Oz,” he said. “This small difference means a recount is needed, and we hope it will happen soon enough so that our party can defeat the Socialist John Feterman in the fall.”
Last week, former President Trump, who backed Oz, called on him to call the election a victory.
Trump argued that cheating with the ballots makes it even harder for them to “just find out.”
Oz, who was a regular on TV during the day, did not say if he had won. Until 3:30 pm ET on Wednesday, he didn’t.
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