Thursday, November 12, 2009

Candidate Wants More Time to Decide on Recount

A Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Superior Court has asked the Secretary of the Commonwealth for an extension to decide whether to ask for a recount in the race for the fourth and final open seat on the court in the November 3rd election.
Monica Douglas, campaign spokesman for suburban Pittsburgh attorney Temp Smith, says they would still like to wait for some more numbers to come in particularly from Lackawanna County before deciding whether to forego a recount. Douglas says the official canvass of voting began last week Smith has picked up a net gain of 2,500 votes.
Democrat Anne Lazarus leads Robert Colville by about two thousand votes in the race for the final seat. She’s in front of Smith by about 33-hundred votes, and Democrat Kevin McCarthy is around 12 thousand votes behind him.
Both McCarthy and Colville, a fellow Democrat, have informed the State Department they’ll waive their right to a recount if all the candidates do so.

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