Sandy Welch Campaign Hires Lawyer in Preparation for Ballot Recount
Democrat Denise Juneau won her race to stay on as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction by the slimmest of margins. Juneau’s opponent Republican Sandy Welch is behind by only .3% of the vote and now it is all but official that the race will have a recount.
The Welch campaign hired attorney Chris Gallus on Monday in preparation for the recount. “Having the right team will be crucial as we head into this process,” said campaign manager Mitch Staley. “M. Gallus’s counsel will ensure that our activity appropriately meets requirements throughout the process.”
Staley says that the campaign is awaiting the counting of Montana’s provisional ballots, which were scheduled to be finished on Nov. 12, but according to the Secretary of States website were still uncounted.
According to Staley, no final decision has been made on whether to recount all of the ballots in Montana or have just the ballots in a few counties recounted. He did however say that there would most likely be a statewide recount.
A decision on the matter must be made before December 2.
Interview with Welch campaign manager, Mitch Staley: