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Recount Could Be Possible for Missouri Republican Primary After Results Are Certified

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It's possible the close March 15th Republican Presidential Primary race in Missouri could lead to a recount.

Bernie Sanders has already said he won't seek a recount for his narrow defeat by Hillary Clinton (even though he may be eligible.) However the option could still be open for Ted Cruz, who by initial totals was defeated by Donald Trump by less than 2,000 votes. Both party's results have yet to be certified by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office, a process that could take about three more weeks.

Missouri Secretary of State’s Communication Director Stephanie Fleming "The local election authorities have time that they have to certify their results within their jurisdictions and then they transmit those results to us. And once our office has received all of the certification packets from the local election authorities then we have our certification process."

Because Ted Cruz lost by less than one half of 1% he is eligible to file a recount request once votes are certified, and has seven days to do so. Fleming says recounts are not uncommon and are conducted on the local level. The most recent one was in August of 2014 Constitutional Amendment 1, the “Right to Farm.”

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