President Trump has just sent out an urgent message to Dr. Oz.
In Trump’s latest message on Truth Social, the 45th President urged Dr. Oz to declare victory before mail-in ballots are counted.
Currently, Dr. Oz who was endorsed by Trump is leading hedge fund millionaire Dave McCormick by over 1,500 votes but there’s still a batch of over 20,000 mail-in ballots to be counted.
On top of that, if the vote is decided by less than .5 percent then an automatic recount will follow.
Right now Dr. Oz leads McCormick from 31.3% to 31.1%.
BBC had these details to share:
President Donald Trump has urged celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz to declare victory in Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, even as votes show his lead narrowing.
With over 95% of votes counted, Dr Oz leads with 31.2% of the vote, compared to 31.1% for challenger Dave McCormick.
State law says a recount must be held if a candidate’s margin of victory is under 0.5%.
Thousands of mail-in ballots must still be counted.
On Wednesday, Mr Trump took to Truth Social – his new social media platform – to cast doubt on the election and claim that Dr Oz, a surgeon best known for his appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, had won.
The days of finding out who won an election in one day are over.
PA’s final count and recount are expected to last at least a week.