Long odds against recount reversing election outcome, report says


Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach may be headed for a recount as their race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination increasingly tightens.

But how much good will a recount really do for the losing candidate? History doesn't offer an optimistic picture. In fact, the odds run steep against reversing an election. And in the cases where it did, it can take months before it's finally resolved.

Consider that there have only been 27 recounts out of 4,687 general elections from 2000 to 2015, according to FairVote, 


This content is restricted to subscribers. Click here to subscribe. Already a subscriber? Click here to login.