A recount in the Congressional District 2 race most likely will take place, but not until at least December at the earliest. The 133-vote gap between Democrat Ron Barber and Martha McSally is small enough to trigger an automatic recount according to state law, but Secretary of State Ken Bennett won’t ask a judge for a recount until after the statewide results are certified next month. The Pima County Board of Supervisors is expected to canvass election results next week, but Bennett is not expected to certify those results until Dec. 1, when he signs off on all the races on this year’s ballot. Once the results are official and show less than a 200-vote margin, Bennett will present them to a judge in Maricopa County Superior Court, who will be asked to order the recount.
The recount is expected to be done by machines in Pima and Cochise counties after they are recalibrated and certified to count just the CD2 race.n Secretary of State’s Office spokesman Matt Roberts was confident a recount might change the vote tallies slightly, but he said it is unlikely to change the outcome of the race.
Typically, Roberts noted, the number of votes may shift a little, but not enough to change the outcome. The last statewide recount happened in 2010, when the opposition to Proposition 112 tallied 128 more voters than those supporting the measure.
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