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Recount Shows Democrat Beat Trump-Backed Election Denier

Kris Mayes wins Arizona attorney general's race by 280 votes

(Newser) - A recount of votes has confirmed Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly defeated Republican Abraham Hamadeh in the Arizona attorney general’s race, one of the closest elections in state history. The highly anticipated results announced Thursday in Maricopa County Superior Court are among the last in the country to come out...

Final Results After Recount: 11,763 to 11,762

State House race in Massachusetts flips to the Democrat by a single vote

(Newser) - Another entry in the every-vote-counts lesson book: A recount in Massachusetts has decided a state House race for Democrat Kristin Kassner by a single vote, reports WGBH . The official tally: 11,763 to 11,762. Before the recount, Republican incumbent Lenny Mirra actually led by 10 votes, but Kassner made...

Boebert's Race Nears Recount
Boebert's House Race
Is Nation's Closest
election 2022

Boebert's House Race Is Nation's Closest

Final votes will be counted Friday, county clerks say

(Newser) - Election officials in the Colorado counties still counting votes in the Rep. Lauren Boebert-Adam Frisch congressional race say they'll finish Friday. Boebert was 551 votes ahead at 5pm Thursday, the Colorado Sun reports, putting the election on track for a mandatory recount. Recounts are triggered when the margin between...

Kansas Recount Changes Few Votes on Abortion Rights

Activist who made request says the effort was worth the trouble

(Newser) - Results from eight of nine Kansas counties that recounted ballots found fewer than 35 changed votes from the Aug. 2 election, when voters soundly rejected a proposed amendment that would have removed abortion rights from the state's constitution. The counties faced a 5pm Saturday deadline to complete the hand...

As State Recounts, Oz Says He's the 'Presumptive’ Nominee
Recount Makes
Oz Win Official

Recount Makes Oz Win Official

He beat McCormick by 951 votes out of 1.3M

(Newser) - Update: Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by former President Donald Trump, officially won Pennsylvania's Republican US Senate primary on Wednesday, narrowly defeating former hedge fund CEO David McCormick after a dayslong recount. McCormick conceded on Friday , before the recount was complete. The recount determined that Oz...

Arizona Republican Calls Trump's Claim 'Unhinged'

Elections official wants 'insane lies' about 2020 results to stop

(Newser) - The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run. Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called a Trump...

Milwaukee County Finishes its Recount

Biden's lead widens, but Trump campaign could take the totals to court

(Newser) - After eight days of counting nearly 460,000 ballots by hand, Milwaukee County confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden received the most votes there in the presidential election. President Trump picked up 125 votes in the recount, but Biden picked up more—257. That put the totals at 317,527 votes...

Georgia Finishes Recount
Hand Count Complete,
AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Hand Count Complete, AP Calls Georgia for Biden

Once results are certified, Trump campaign can request a recount

(Newser) - A hand tally of ballots cast in Georgia for the presidential race has been completed, and it affirms Joe Biden's narrow lead over President Trump, according to results released Thursday by the secretary of state's office. The Associated Press declared Biden the winner of Georgia and its 16...

Before Wisconsin Recount Has Even Started, Infighting

Dems, GOPers on Wisconsin Elections Commission squabble in hourslong meeting

(Newser) - The Trump campaign ponied up $3 million this week to pay for a ballot recount in two heavily Democratic Wisconsin counties. That recount in Milwaukee and Dane Counties won't kick off till Friday, but the partisan squabbling has already started. On Wednesday night, the Wisconsin Elections Commission, made up...

Trump Campaign Is Paying for a Partial Wisconsin Recount

$3M will fund recount in 2 heavily Democratic counties

(Newser) - In 2016, President Trump picked up an extra 162 votes in Wisconsin after Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for a statewide recount. This time around, he's hoping for a lot more votes from a much narrower recount. State election officials say the Trump campaign has paid...

Second Georgia County Finds Uncounted Votes

Find cuts Biden's lead by around 450 votes

(Newser) - A second Georgia county has uncovered a trove of votes not previously included in election results, but the additional votes won't change the overall outcome of the presidential race, the secretary of state's office said Tuesday. A memory card that hadn't been uploaded in Fayette County, just...

Dems: Graham's Call to Georgia Official May Be a Crime

Brad Raffensperger says senator seemed to suggest he should toss legal ballots

(Newser) - As Georgia's hand recount continues , Brad Raffensperger, its secretary of state, has been pushing back on President Trump's claims of voting fraud, as well as saying he's been pressured by fellow Republicans to dump enough ballots to overturn the election that's been called for President-elect Biden....

Republican Calls Out Trump on Voting Claims

Georgia's secretary of state describes pressure he's under to deliver a GOP victory

(Newser) - President Trump's claims of crooked voting in Georgia, including the state's recount, have been flagged by Twitter as potentially bad information. But now the claims have been fact-checked by the official in charge of elections there, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In response to Trump saying that his...

Georgia: We're Headed to a Recount
Georgia Is Heading
Toward a Recount

Georgia Is Heading Toward a Recount

Joe Biden has a small lead

(Newser) - Joe Biden now has a narrow lead in Georgia , but the race is so close that state officials already are planning a recount, reports CBS News . "Out of approximately 5 million votes cast, we'll have a margin of a few thousand," Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...

Campaigns Gear Up for Legal Battles
Biden Team Prepares
for Legal Battles

Biden Team Prepares for Legal Battles

Trump campaign has filed multiple lawsuits

(Newser) - The counting of votes has almost finished in most states—but with Joe Biden closing in on 270 Electoral College votes, the legal battles may just be beginning. Republican lawyers filed a barrage of lawsuits in closely contested states including Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania Wednesday seeking to challenge Democratic votes,...

Trump Campaign Says It Wants Wisconsin Recount
Biden Wins Wisconsin,
Trump Team Wants Recount

Biden Wins Wisconsin, Trump Team Wants Recount

Trailing candidate can request one if they aren't more than 1 percentage point behind

(Newser) - President Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien says the president plans to "immediately" request a recount in the battleground state of Wisconsin, which the Associated Press called for Joe Biden Wednesday afternoon. Stepein spoke about a recount before the call, when Joe Biden was 20,000 votes ahead with...

Florida Election Official Quits Hours After Recount

Trump wanted Brenda Snipes to be fired

(Newser) - After recounts, Florida has a new governor and a new senator —and Broward County is going to get a new elections supervisor. Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes handed in her resignation Sunday, hours after a manual recount finished and Democrat Bill Nelson conceded the Senate election to Gov....

Trump: End Florida Recount
Trump: End Florida Recount

Trump: End Florida Recount

President asserts that ballots are 'massively infected'

(Newser) - President Trump on Monday stepped up his criticism of the Florida recount now underway in two big national races: In fact, he called for the recount to be scrapped. In a morning tweet , Trump said that Republicans Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott should be declared the winners of the gubernatorial...

Florida Governor Wants to Impound Voting Machines

He claims 'unethical liberals' want to steal election

(Newser) - With an unprecedented double recount underway in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott is fighting to get state police involved. The Republican governor—who is clinging to a slim lead in his Senate race with Democratic rival Bill Nelson—filed lawsuits Sunday calling for elections officials in Palm Beach and Broward counties...

Palm Beach County: No Way We Can Do This
Palm Beach County:
No Way We Can Do This
election 2018

Palm Beach County: No Way We Can Do This

Florida's 'unprecedented' recount is underway

(Newser) - After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco, the AP reports. In Democratic-leaning Broward County, the scheduled start of the recount was delayed Sunday because of a...

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