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GOP lawyers to Trump: good luck with a recount

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>> The prospect of a recount challenge from the GOP nominee, Donald Trump, should he lose has Republican attorneys saying, good luck with that. The GOP historically has had a team devoted to challenging election results, but doing so at the national level would be an uphill climb because each state has its own rules.
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Reuters West Coast legal correspondent, Dan Levine.>> So in some states, the candidate has to pay for any recount themselves, if the difference between the winner and the loser is more than a fraction of a percentage point. In Wisconsin, for example, they have to pay the full cost which could end up being millions of dollars if you do a statewide recount.
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>> Same goes for Colorado. North Carolina for one doesn't even allow allow a presidential candidate to request a recount if the spread between the winner and loser tops half a percent. With Trump trailing in the polls, the National Party may be less concerned with his loss than it is with salvaging as much of Congress as it can.
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>> It's also very very unclear whether the Republican National Party or state parties would actually help pay for it, especially if it would disrupt the results of any other races like Senate races where the Republican candidate may have won.>> One place where a challenge might be easier for the notoriously litigious Trump, the all important State of Ohio, a state where the Appeals Courts appear more favorable to him.
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Ohio is considered a must win for Trump. If it's close there, as one GOP lawyer told Reuters, he's probably lost enough other States to make any challenge pointless.