Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Pilcher-Cook versus Hiatt: The Recount

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pilcher-Cook versus Hiatt: The Recount

It's not quite over

Vicki Hiatt, who lost to Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook by 960 votes, has requested a recount. Unless the vote split is 1 percent or less, the recount requester must pay for the recount. I will be curious to learn how much this is costing Hiatt.

Hiatt doesn't expect to win the recount, according to the Kansas City Star. Her request for the count was about "fairness." I don't even know what that means, but OK. 

The liberals really, really wanted to knock off Mary Pilcher-Cook. I'm sure it rankles like sand in their socks that they were close, but not nearly close enough--not even close enough to trigger an automatic recount.

By statute Ballot counters have until Wednesday to finish the recount. At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the end result will be the same: Pilcher-Cook retains her seat for another four years.


  1. What confuses me is why the Kansas Democrat Party put almost zero dollars into Hiatt's race? They gave a LOT of money to Cindy Neighbor.

    My guess is that Hiatt was an outsider and didn't enjoy preferred status within the Democrat Party. Cronyism at work, giving money to the insider, Neighbor. Democrats deserve to lose this race.

  2. Dems asleep at the switch. Steve Fitzgerald's margin less than Pilcher-Cook. While we're at it why don't we have a shot at a recount in the Echo Van Meteren - Tom Holland race. She darn near took him out.

  3. Consider me rankled. Pilcher-Cook is the worst. Worst. #worst