Acting Secretary of State: Recount required in PA Republican primary race for U.S. Senate seat

PENNSYLVANIA — A recount will be required for the Republican primary race for a U.S. Senate seat, according to the acting Pennsylvania Secretary of State Leigh M Chapman.

The news was announced Wednesday afternoon, after over a week of the race being too close to call.

The current results are as follows, with less than 1,000 votes separating Mehmet Oz from Dave McCormick:

  • Mehmet C. Oz – 419,365 (31.21%)
  • David H. McCormick – 418,463 (31.14%)
  • Kathy J. Barnette – 331,398 (24.66%)
  • Carla Herd Sands – 73,213 (5.45%)
  • Jeffrey A. Bartos – 66,548 (4.95%)
  • Sean Peter Gale – 20,220 (1.50%)
  • George A. Bochetto – 14,406 (1.07%)

Counties are required to begin their recount no later than June 1. The recounts must be completed by June 7, and the results must be submitted by noon on June 8.

The department estimates that the recount will cost $1,000,000 in taxpayer funds.