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

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2022
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Pennsylvania’s Republican Senate primary race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick will head to a recount, the state’s elections chief announced Wednesday.

Oz, a celebrity physician and first-time candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led former hedge fund CEO McCormick in the final vote tally by less than half a percentage point, acting Secretary of of State Leigh Chapman’s office said.

That narrow margin triggered a mandatory recount under Pennsylvania law.

The recount is estimated to cost more than $1 million in taxpayer funds, Chapman’s office said. Pennsylvania counties...

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