The Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary is heading for a recount —Dr. Mehmet Oz is currently up just 902 votes. A recount is mandatory if the candidates are separated by less than .5 percentage points, acting secretary of state Leigh Chapman says.
Oz and rival candidate David McCormick are .07% apart.
“Counties may begin their recount as early as Friday but must begin no later than June 1,” Chapman said. “They must complete the recount by noon on June 7, and they must submit the recount results to the Department of State by noon on June 8.”
From the New York Post…
The May 17 primary was bitterly fought between Oz, backed by former President Donald Trump, and McCormick, supported by many ex-Trump aides, including Hope Hicks, Kellyanne Conway and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Oz, a former heart surgeon and TV talk show host, currently leads with 419,365 votes, or 31.21%, versus McCormick’s 418,463 votes, or 31.14%.
Third-place Kathy Barnette, a political commentator, took a quarter of the Senate primary vote after winning support from the Club for Growth and many social conservatives.
Trump has urged Oz, who would be the nation’s first Muslim senator, to declare victory before the official vote-counting is complete.
Former President Donald Trump’s endorsement made Oz an immediate competitor in the Keystone State.
“Dr. Oz is Pro-Life, very strong on Crime, the Border, Election Fraud, our Great Military, and our Vets, Tax Cuts, and will always fight for and support our under-siege Second Amendment,” Trump said. “He will ensure America will become Energy Independent again. Dr. Oz also passionately believes in high-quality education and protecting parent involvement throughout the process. Perhaps most importantly, I believe that Mehmet Oz will be the one most able to win the General Election against a Radical Left Democrat looking to do unthinkable harm to our Country.”
— New York Post (@nypost) May 25, 2022