Pennsylvania: In final count, local recounts cost taxpayers $37,000 in overtime pay | Philadelphia Inquirer
The recounts in the presidential and senatorial races didn’t affect the results but they did have a mild effect on taxpayers — costing $37,000 in overtime pay — officials said. Philadelphia and Chester County were the only counties in the region to agree to recounts in Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s bid to overturn the result in the Pennsylvania tally that gave President-elect Donald Trump a narrow victory. Recounts also were requested in the closely contested U.S. Senate race won by GOP incumbent Pat Toomey over Democrat Katie McGinty. The overtime bills for the recounts in the two races were $32,000 for Chester County, and $5,000 for Philadelphia, officials said Thursday.