Pennsylvania announces recount of Senate GOP primary race between Dr. Oz, Dave McCormick

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  • There will be a recount between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick in the Republican Senate primary race for Pennsylvania, the state’s election chief announced.
  • Oz, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led former hedge fund CEO McCormick in the final vote tally by less than half a percent, prompting a recount.
  • The eventual winner of the Republican contest will compete in the general election against Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman of Democratic Pennsylvania.

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There will be a recount between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick in the Republican Senate primary race for Pennsylvania, the state’s election chief announced Wednesday.

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Oz, a celebrity physician and a candidate endorsed for the first time by former President Donald Trump, former hedge fund CEO McCormick led less than half a percentage point in the final vote tally, behind executive secretary of state Leigh Chapman. the office said,

That narrowing gap triggered a mandatory recalculation under Pennsylvania law.

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Chapman’s office said the recalculation cost is estimated to be more than $1 million in taxpayer funds. Pennsylvania counties must begin recounting ballots by June 1 and must complete their counting at noon ET on June 7.

The announcement came more than a week after the primary election. The Pennsylvania Department of State attributed this gap to the fact that state laws do not allow “pre-campaign” ballots prior to election day. This means counties can only begin counting mail ballots on election morning, Chapman’s office explained. last Tuesday,

His office noted at the time that approximately 900,000 postal ballot applications were sent for the primary.

The eventual winner of the Republican primary would compete in the general election against Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, who was projected to win the state’s Democratic Senate primary by a wide margin.

The Senate race in a swing state could prove to be the most important mid-term battle. Democrats are trying to take control of the Senate, which is evenly split between 50 Republicans and 50 senators who caucus with Democrats.

The Pennsylvania seat, which is being vacated by retired GOP Sen. Pat Tomei, may offer Democrats the best chance to turn the red seat into a blue one.

This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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