PA judicial race recount still possible

    A Pennsylvania Superior Court candidate says he’ll wait until Thursday’s noon deadline to decide whether or not to challenge the results of last week’s election.

    A Pennsylvania Superior Court candidate says he’ll wait until Thursday’s noon deadline to decide whether or not to challenge the results of last week’s election.

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    Democrat Anne Lazarus leads Robert Colville by about 2,000 votes in the race for the final Superior Court seat.

    She’s in front of Republican Temp Smith by about 3300 votes, and Democrat Kevin McCarthy is around 9,000 votes behind him.

    Both McCarthy and Colville, a fellow Democrat, have informed the State Department they’ll waive their right to a recount, but Smith spokeswoman Monica Douglas says he may contest the results.

    Douglas: The fact of the matter is we have gained approximately 2,000 votes in the last week. We’re just looking at some of the outlying counties. As far as our threshold is concerned, we don’t really have a threshold. We just want to make sure that every vote counts and every vote is counted.

    Smith has until noon to make that decision.The State Department says a recount could cost up to $1.3 million dollars. It would begin as soon as Monday, and conclude on November 25th.

    If Lazarus wins, she’ll be the only Democrat to take a statewide seat this year.

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