Mehmet Oz, the famous doctor who examined the patient Donald TrumpThe endorsement of in the Pennsylvania Senate primaries, is narrowly beating the CEO of the former hedge fund David McCormickAlthough tight races can be conducted to retest.
On Tuesday night, Oz told supporters that “when all the votes are counted, I am confident that we will win.” As of midday Wednesday, Oz had 31.3% of the vote, while McCormick had 31.1%. According to Philadelphia Inquirer, “Pennsylvania election law requires an automatic recount if the difference between the top two candidates for a statewide office is 0.5% of the vote or less.” It remains to be seen whether the gap widens beyond that threshold when the final votes are counted.
Oz or McCormick will face off in November against John Fetterman to fill the seat of a retired Republican Senator. Pat Toomey. On Tuesday, Fetterman easily beat his opponent Conor Lambby, as my colleague Abigail Tracy in other words, “remove the play of the Democrats.”
Both Oz and McCormick vied for the support of Trump, who ultimately backed the TV doctor, whom he called “excellent and famous.” McCormick, who previously denounced the January 6 attack on the Capitol and the former president’s role in it, pivoted on the preliminary agenda to so-called “America First,” with the help of help from campaign staff (and former Trump officials) Hope Hicks and Stephen Miller. (He is also married to a former Trump official.) Dina Powell McCormick.) Meanwhile, Trump questions the electability of the “super MAGA” Kathy Barnette.
The Pennsylvania primaries were a circus of right-wing extremism, with Republican candidates waging a fierce battle to demonstrate their loyalty to Trump. Finally, three of the candidates –Doug Mastrianowho won the third GOP primaries; Teddy Daniels, who lost his Central Governor bid; and Barnette — all of whom were in Washington on January 6 and spoke out in support of Trump’s 2020 election lies. Mastriano will compete with Democrats Josh Shapiro in November.
Their victory on Tuesday reflected the increasingly radical GOP – and raised the stakes for the state’s general elections in November, when their contests will help define the future of the right to vote. election and reproductive rights in the state.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/05/dr-mehmet-oz-david-mccormick-pennsylvania-senate-primary Mehmet Oz’s Pennsylvania Senate Primary Race May Go to a Recount