Alabama SOS Merrill Still Won’t Engage on the Merits Over Whether Roy Moore Can Get a Recount If He Pays for It, But Disparages Attorneys and Judges from California

Montgomery Advertiser:

It was not immediately clear Wednesday if Moore could request a recount at the current margins. State law allows candidates to challenge recounts outside the automatic trigger if they are willing to pay the costs. Merrill suggested in interviews that that could be an option — albeit an expensive one — for Moore. But election law expert Rick Hasen noted in a post late Tuesday that the law only appears to cover statewide offices, not federal ones.

Asked about this Wednesday, Merrill said “if we need advice or counsel on this matter, we’ll be seeking it from attorneys and judges in the state of Alabama, not attorneys and judges in the state of California.”

Earlier: Crazy in Alabama: Why Isn’t Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill Correcting His Error About Recounts Made Last Night on CNN?

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