Gooch campaign statement concerning a recount

After losing today to Highlands Mayor Anna Little by 84 votes in the 6th Congressional District GOP Primary, the Gooch for Congress campaign wants a recount.

“With over 13,500 votes cast, unofficial results indicate that approximately half of one percent still separates the two candidates,” Gooch Campaign Manager Tony Sayegh said in a formal statement.  “A recount is the only legal mechanism we have to secure confidence in the result, ensuring that no errors in the tabulation of votes have taken place.
 
“This process will allow paper ballots to be counted by hand, require electronic cartridges to be re-loaded, and provide for the inspection of the machines and election materials,” he added.  “There are also some specific concerns we have about the treatment of Vote By Mail ballot requests, the security and custody of election materials, and electronic data cartridges arriving with error messages that must be investigated further. This will be done as expeditiously as possible; we look forward to determining a winner in the near future.”

Gooch campaign statement concerning a recount