– Advertisement – Donald Trump’s refusal to admit that he lost fair and square has Georgia in the middle of the largest hand recount ever in the United States. President-elect Joe Biden won the state by 14,000 votes, a much larger number than is likely to change in a recount. So far, 48 counties have finished counting, with only very minor changes. Four of the counties didn’t find even a single vote changed.The state has a deadline of 11:59 PM Wednesday for finishing the recount, which is being done county by county—with the counties stuck absorbing the cost. In DeKalb County, that cost will be $180,000. If we were talking about a couple hundred votes statewide, it would be worth spending the money, because counting every vote is important. But of 31 statewide recounts conducted in the U.S. between 2000 and 2019, just three changed the results of an election. The most famous case, of course, put Al Franken in the Senate after a recount moved him from trailing by 215 votes to winning by 225. Those numbers, though, show how big Biden’s 14,000-vote lead is when it comes to the possibility of a recount changing the result.- Advertisement –
By Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (May 5) – Friday night’s Eriksen IMCA Modified main event at Davenport had a little bit of everything, including a surprise finish.After the original start was wiped out by a yellow flag, Rick Hixson jumped out to the early lead from the third starting position. Hixson survived several challenges and a couple restarts.On the final lap, however, Hixson left a little room on the bottom in turn two. When Rob Toland tried to fill the hole, the two made contact with Hixson’s car going around and bringing out the yellow. Both drivers were put to the back, ultimately giving the win to Eric Barnes.Matt Werner was scored second with Mitch Morris third. Jason Pershy and Darin Duffy finished fourth and fifth respectively.Thirty-three Modifieds were on hand.Tony Olson continued his reign in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. After Randy Farrell and Ben Chapman each had a turn at the lead, Olson grabbed the top spot just before halfway. Olson held on for the win in the race that was shortened by the time limit.Justin Veloz took second, holding off Dustin Schram. Chapman finished fourth, followed by Dave Engelkens.