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Pennsylvania: Dr. Oz, Dave McCormick Possibly Headed to Recount in GOP Senate Primary

Pennsylvania: Dr. Oz, Dave McCormick Possibly Headed to Recount in GOP Senate Primary

“By law, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State must order a recount by 5 p.m. May 26 if the margin stays with .05%.”

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick are deadlocked in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary race. From Fox News:

Some counties in the crucial general election battleground have yet to tabulate mail-in ballots, and the counting of absentee, provisional, and overseas and military ballots could take days.

Lancaster County was among those counting votes on Wednesday. Election officials told Fox News that by lunchtime, 4,700 ballots had been counted, with plans to get through 16,000.

Oz held a razor-thin advantage over McCormick on Wednesday morning as the vote count continued. But the margin is currently well within the 0.5% that triggers an automatic recount mandated by the state’s top election official. By law, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State must order a recount by 5 p.m. May 26 if the margin stays with .05%.

Secretary of State Leigh Chapman said she should know by next Tuesday if she needs to order a recount:

“Unofficial returns come to me on Tuesday, so I’ll have a very good sense,” she told anchor Kate Bolduan.

If there will be a recount, Chapman would issue an advisory Wednesday, May 25,, then officially order the recount Thursday.

Pennsylvania’s recount laws call for an automatic recount if the margin separating candidates is less than half of one percent.

Since its implementation in 2004, it’s been used six times, Chapman said.

”We’ve never had a change in the outcome of the election,” she said of those six recounts.

She also noted a candidate can waive the option of a recount, though that seemed unlikely in the race where both Mehmet Oz and David McCormick have said they believe they will win.

The winner will face Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in November to replace retiring GOP Sen. Pat Toomey.

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Kathy Barnette said in an interview that she would not support the Republican nominee in the fall,

    2smartforlibs in reply to Peabody. | May 18, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Not the best strategy to further the cause.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to 2smartforlibs. | May 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm

      If neither the dual citizenship Turk, or the establishment businessman suit her standards, why should she endorse them? It’s good to see someone else’s not a hypocrite

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 18, 2022 at 3:47 pm

        Who’s

        That’s the same argument Never Trumpers like Ragspierre used to justify not voting for tRump.

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | May 18, 2022 at 4:28 pm

          Oh for Pete’s sake, give me a break! The GOP is nothing but the party of compromise. I respect the lady for standing up for her principles. It’s about damn time somebody did.

          txvet2 in reply to Peabody. | May 18, 2022 at 7:49 pm

          So did some pro-Trumpers to justify not voting for Republicans who aren’t “pure” enough.

        Because the judges who Biden gets into their office if he keeps the senate in November aren’t to her liking either.

        That information is obsolete anyway she now says she will endorse the primary winner. Likely because she understands how important it is to retake the senate, even if it is with a Bush man or a sudden convert we have little reason to trust.

        CommoChief in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 18, 2022 at 8:47 pm

        Not quite. She chose to run in the Republican primary not as an independent. The choice to compete in a party primary means that she is, to a degree, willing to subordinate herself to the in tests of that party; to wit backing the winner of that primary in the general election.

        If she had chosen to run as an independent she would under no expectation or obligation implied or otherwise to support anyone other than herself. That’s part of belonging to a political party. Sometimes ‘your’ candidate doesn’t win the primary. Sometimes it’s you who loses.

        Sen Dole was a very good person, a decorated veteran, a true patriot and an able legislator. The decision, by the r party establishment, to push Dole in 1996 because it was ‘his turn’ was a flipping disaster. My preferred candidate lost but I supported the eventual r nominee because that’s what being in a party boils down to; supporting the collective decision of the party.

          The Gentle Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | May 19, 2022 at 6:53 am

          The choice to compete in a party primary means that she is, to a degree, willing to subordinate herself to the in tests of that party; to wit backing the winner of that primary in the general election.

          An excellent explanation as to why parties in general are a bad idea. George Washington was right.

    jb4 in reply to Peabody. | May 18, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    So she prefers what the administration is delivering to the citizens of PA, versus the alternative? That is REALLY bad, considering IMO the 100% track record of disaster, including, most recently, the lack of baby formula and the stock market Crash.

    geronl in reply to Peabody. | May 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    The GOP wouldn’t support her if she won either

      That would be a badge of honor. Just like it is for Trump. a distinction that tells us GOPe fears you. The RINOs knew Trump would upset the apple cart and deliver what he promised to the voters. A true Republican NEVER delivers on his promises to voters. Only the big money who own them, even (especially?) if they are foreign enemies.

As stated her voted for Barnett but thats water under under the bridge, but McCormick is fine, not marking for Oz in November if it comes to that.

    Danny in reply to Skip. | May 18, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Even if for nothing else you could count on Dr. Oz to vote against all of Biden’s judges and count on the Democrat to vote for all of them.

    Control of the senate may come down to PA so please reconsider.

    Skip in reply to Skip. | May 18, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    IMO or guess, OZ will be like Mittens, Murkowski or Collins, Rinos at best, siding with the Democrats at every turn.

I was hoping Barnett would pull it off but apparently she didn’t (although 1/4 of the vote with the other two failing to get to 40% without any funding is impressive).

So here is what I am thinking

1. We know 100% McCormick is a Bushican “I will lower the top rate; long live Davos (he has recently praised the social credit scoring off companies based on how leftwing they are) and I will raise military budget if it is a day ending in Y”

2. Dr. Oz claims he has changed all of his positions (so he isn’t unlike Trump) but he is a gamble at best.

3. It doesn’t matter if it is the Bush man or the man who claims to be the next Trumplike convert who has changed all of his positions vote for a Republican senate in November.

We could count on both Dr. Oz and David McCormick to

1. Vote no on Joe Biden nominees if Republicans are in majority

2. Vote no on EVERY judicial candidate pushed by Joe Biden

3 De facto support efforts stop the spigot of federal dollars to woke causes by handing senate Republican leadership the reigns

4. Push the senate to the right by making it senate Republicans instead of Manchin and Sinema who decide if a bill is too radical

We may end up having control of the senate come down to a single seat so whoever wins (be it the gamble we have no reason to trust sincerity from or the Bush man) get out in November and vote for the Republican candidate.

    Peabody in reply to Danny. | May 18, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    That was a long but good post, Danny.

    henrybowman in reply to Danny. | May 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    “We could count on?”
    I’d need more than your say-so, Danny.
    Oz is an insincere chameleon. He’s more likely to be Pennsylvania’s Susan Collins..

      CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | May 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

      Collins has a 44% lifetime rating on her votes from the American Conservative Union. Her fellow Senator from Maine, King, is at 6%.

      Collins’ 44% is way better than 6%. Even Collins fell in line on DJT SCOTUS nominations. Maine ain’t Mississippi. We must make allowances for the difference in the composition of the electorate. Keeping control of the Senate provides much better prospects for r legislation than being in the minority.

        henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | May 18, 2022 at 10:02 pm

        Losing slow and losing fast are both losing.

          Danny in reply to henrybowman. | May 18, 2022 at 10:50 pm

          Susan Collins record on Democrat judges-Vote against all of them and vote for Republican judges without exception, which frankly discredits your idea that having a Democrat from PA Is better than another Susan Collins from there.

          I would make a much longer post about the major points Susan Collins came through for us but I don’t think I have to unless you want the supreme court packed with leftist activists.

          Barry in reply to henrybowman. | May 19, 2022 at 12:15 am

          And judges are not the only concern. Collins is a democrat, votes like one, is anti freedom and liberty. A dem would not be much worse.

          CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | May 19, 2022 at 8:20 am

          A moderate to liberal Republican Senator being elected in a blue State is a win not a loss. Electing a Senator that is more conservative than their State is always a win. Control of the Senate or HoR by r is important because then the r majority controls the legislative calender.

          Now, what would be a ‘loss’ at least in the sense of opportunity cost is electing a rino in a red State. Graham in SC and Cornyn in TX are examples of Republican Senators who’s voting records are far less conservative than their State.

          henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | May 19, 2022 at 6:38 pm

          “Susan Collins record on Democrat judges”
          …is about as relevant as Mussolini’s record on trains.

          Danny in reply to henrybowman. | May 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm

          You stated

          “I’d need more than your say-so, Danny.
          Oz is an insincere chameleon. He’s more likely to be Pennsylvania’s Susan Collins.”

          You no longer think he would be like Susan Collins? That is a hilariously quick flip flop, sure you don’t like Dr. Oz after all?

Keep in mind that Republicans rig elections too. And Pennsylvania is a prime suspect based on their reluctance to challenge the vote in 2020.

No mention that Trump pick Doug Mastriano won the GOP nomination for governor? Trump once again did great yesterday.

Donald Trump Urges Dr. Oz to Declare Victory in Pennsylvania Before Votes Fully Counted
Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, left, accompanied by former President Donald Trump, speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., Friday, May 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
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Former President Donald Trump urged Dr. Mehmet Oz on Wednesday to declare victory in the Republican Senate primary election, even as votes are still being tallied in the close race.

“Dr. Oz should declare victory,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social media platform. “It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find.’”

    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | May 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    That makes no sense at all.
    Maybe Trump should have told Oz to get business cards and table banners printed up saying “Office of the Senator-Elect.”
    So stupid.

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