“Robinson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he intends to request a recount after the State Board of Elections certifies the election results,” the Journal reported.
(The Robinson campaign has not yet returned a call to confirm the candidate’s intentions.)
The latest posted results from the SBOE show Beasley with 1,228,439 votes and Robinson with 1,225,298.
State law allows a candidate in a statewide race to request a recount when the difference between the votes cast is one-half of one percent (0.5%) or 10,000, whichever is less.
Robinson can submit his request at any time up until noon November 18, which is the second business day after the county canvass — when the counties approve their results as “official,” according to SBOE Public Information Officer Josh Lawson.
Any recount would occur after the county canvass, with a decision possible before Thanksgiving.