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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:02 PM

Can Saccone request a recount after he lose's? (Don't want him to get recount)

How close does it have to be to get auto recount?

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Reply Can Saccone request a recount after he lose's? (Don't want him to get recount) (Original post)
bluestarone Mar 2018 OP
sheshe2 Mar 2018 #1
Yonnie3 Mar 2018 #2

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:06 PM

1. Roy (Pedo) Moore tried in Alabama.

To wide a margin, though not sure what that margin is.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:06 PM

2. Some information

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Edit to add: apparently the 0.5% rule does not apply to this election.

It looks like electors have to request it unless it is a very close race.

Pennsylvania recount procedures

A recount of ballots is required in an election district if three qualified electors in that district file a petition alleging that fraud or error occurred in the tabulation of votes or the marking of election ballots. Petitioners are not required to "specify in their petition the particular act of fraud or error which they believe to have been committed nor to offer evidence to substantiate the allegations of their petition." The petition must be accompanied by a $50 deposit, which will be retained by election officials if it is determined that fraud or error did not occur. This deposit is due to each county in which a recount is requested.[3]

The secretary of the commonwealth must order a recount if any of the following conditions are met:[4]

a candidate for statewide office was defeated by 0.5 percent or less of all votes cast for the office
a statewide ballot measure was approved or rejected by 0.5 percent or less of all votes cast for the measure

https://ballotpedia.org/Recount_laws_in_Pennsylvania

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