New Measure Limits When Recounts Can Take Place

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May 12, 2017

New Measure Limits When Recounts Can Take Place

An assembly committee voted to send a GOP measure to the full assembly that would limit when presidential, state and local recounts could take place. Under the new bill, only candidates who trail by one percent or less would be able to request a recount.

Episode Transcript

Frederica Freyberg:

Now for election-related news at the state capitol. An Assembly committee voted to send a GOP measure to the full Assembly that would limit when presidential, state and local recounts could take place. Under the new bill only candidates who trail by 1% or less would be able to request a recount. Under the current law any candidate can request a recount regardless of the margin of loss. The bill would also limit the amount of time after a vote that a candidate has to request a recount.

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