California: New recount rules intended to safeguard close elections | Los Angeles Times

October 12, 2015

California will overhaul how it handles vote recounts during statewide elections, replacing a system that critics say is unfair and fails to safeguard the outcome of tight races. The new rules, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday when he signed legislation from Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), would require the state to pick up the tab for recounts. Right now, any candidate or voter can request a review, but they have to pay for it themselves. In addition, they choose the specific counties whose ballots would be double-checked.  Read more:  https://www.verifiedvoting.org/new-recount-rules-intended-to-safeguard-close-elections-los-angeles-times/