Under the bill, only aggrieved candidates could petition for a recount. To be aggrieved, the candidate would have to be within 1 percent of the winner's vote total in an election with at least 4,000 votes.
If fewer than 4,000 votes are cast, the person seeking a recount must be within 40 votes.
Taxpayers would still pay for recounts only where the difference is within one-quarter of a percentage point.
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