Oz & McCormick Headed to Recount in PA Senate Primary

Photo: AP [via Independent]

The Facts

  • Pennsylvania Sec. of State Leigh Chapman announced that she will order county elections boards to begin a recount under a state law that requires recounts for elections decided within a 0.5% margin.

  • Trump-endorsed former TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz currently leads David McCormick, a former hedge fund CEO, by 912 votes out of a total of 1,342,580 ballots reported, a margin of only 0.06%.

The Spin

Democratic narrative

The hypocrisy of the GOP is on full display in the PA Senate race. Some of the same Republicans who battled in court over "election integrity" in 2020 now want to abandon the rules when they don't suit them.

Pro-Trump narrative

McCormick is likely going to come up short. His legal team is following the Democrats' playbook, a tactic that could have long-term harmful consequences for elections in the Commonwealth of PA.

Nerd narrative

There's a 72% chance that Republicans will win both the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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