California Primary Recount For Controller Prompts Electoral Reform Bill

by - July 17, 2014

The recount in California’s primary race for state Controller is prompting questions about the fairness and efficiency of the state’s recount procedures. A state lawmaker is beginning a legislative effort that would address the questions. Democratic Assemblyman Kevin Mullin is working on a bill that would eliminate the system in which third place finishers in tight races can pay for recounts in favorable districts. UC Irvine Law Professor Rick Hasen supports some of Mullin’s reform ideas. “When you have an election in which millions of ballots are cast and the difference between the candidates is within the hundreds of votes, I think we should have an automatic recount,” says Hasen. “It should be done statewide under uniform standards, and candidates should not have to pay for it.”

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