At his election night event on Tuesday, Oz told supporters, “When all the votes are counted, we will win.”
McCormick’s campaign has also projected confidence
. “Dave will win this race
,” Jeff Roe
, chief strategist to the campaign
, wrote in a message on Twitter early Wednesday morning
Under the Election Code, the Pennsylvania Department of State said, “the order would need to be issued by 5 p.m. of the second Thursday after the election, in this case by 5 p.m. giovedi, Maggio 26, 2022.”
The automatic recount provision has been triggered six times since it was enacted in 2004, secondo il dipartimento, though only three recounts were carried out (the other three were waived).
A recount was triggered last November in the race for an open seat on Pennsylvania’s statewide Commonwealth Court between Democrat Lori Dumas and Republican Drew Crompton.
None of the three previous recounts changed the result of the election, ha detto il dipartimento.
“The law requires county board of elections to recount all ballots using a different method than the initial tabulation. This could be by hand or using a different mechanical or electronic device,” ha detto il dipartimento, aggiungendo quello “the recount is conducted transparently” e “affected candidates are entitled to be present or be represented by an attorney to observe the recount proceedings.”
Should the candidates forgo the waiver and the recount be triggered, “the secretary will issue the order and the department would assist each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to ensure a smooth and timely process,” ha detto il dipartimento.
What is the acting secretary of state saying?
Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Wednesday that counties will send their unofficial returns to her office next Tuesday, and she “will make a determination as to whether or not we want to move forward with the automatic recount.”
“A candidate can waive the recount if they … choose to do so, which could happen,” lei disse.
Chapman said her office had not been in touch with either Oz or McCormick about a potential waiver. “We haven’t received any communication from either of the candidates around that process,” lei disse.
She emphasized that during a recount, “counties are required to count on a different type of machine, or they could hand count. It just has to be different from the original type of tabulation that they’re currently doing right now.”
While all of the votes may not be counted by next Tuesday, Chapman said she will “have a very good sense” by then about whether the commonwealth is headed for a recount.
“I’m required by law to send out a press release 24 hours before that Thursday deadline, so we’ll have a good sense Tuesday and Wednesday whether or not we’re going to have an automatic recount in Pennsylvania,” lei disse.