Pennsylvania US Senate Primary Wasn’t Closest in History

There have been some sleepless nights among Pennsylvania Republicans this week as the initial count in the closest primary in Keystone State history since 1964 approached its completion.

As of Thursday evening, TV physician Mehmet Oz clung to a lead of 1,123 votes out of more than 1 million cast over hedge fund billionaire Dave McCormick. 

With the top two candidates separated by 0.1% of the vote, a recount seems inevitable. Under a state law enacted in 2004, any contest in which the winning margin is less than 0.5% of the vote must undergo a recount in all 67 counties.

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