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View Diary: Ami Bera with razor-thin lead in uncalled House race, headed for recount (65 comments)

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  •  My understanding is (6+ / 0-)

    that they're still finishing up absentees and provisional ballots. Could take a bit. They got a lot more turnout than I think they were necessarily expecting.

    •  They have until the 14th ... (5+ / 0-)

      ... to tabulate absentee and provisional votes. The SoS needs to certify the results of all races by, I believe, December 15th. If Lungen were to haul this into court (a la Allen West), he could drag it out longer. Hopefully, officials will be able to wrap this up without a bunch of legal showboating, however.

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      "The fundamental curse of the Republican party is its irrepressible disposition to meddle with other people's business, and impose its notions, and its will, on people who do not freely accept them." -- The New York Freeman's Journal, 1861

      by dzog on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 01:32:36 PM PST

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      •  At least Lungren would have an excuse (3+ / 0-)
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        I don't like the guy, but this is just a couple hundred votes and therefore a recount might be justified. West, on the other hand, has clearly lost (the margin is outside the margin necessary for a recount), but is dragging this out because he can't accept he lost. He's just being spiteful.

        •  Yeah, (1+ / 0-)
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          If the margin stays so thin, I can't really blame the guy if he wants a recount -- that is a tiny vote difference. I just hope he doesn't keep pushing if the answer is clear. He can be sort of, um, interesting on that front, though I doubt he'll go the full Alan West.

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