Joe Kent prepares to request a recount in Third Congressional District race

Joe Kent
Joe Kent

Republican candidate trails Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez by less than 1 percent

Third Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Kent is preparing to request a recount in his race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the latest results released at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 23), Kent trails Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez by 2,812 votes. The margin between the two candidates was less than 1 percent.

Perez has 159,901 votes (50.17 percent). Kent has 157,089 (49.28 percent).

“Here in Washington State, the election officials are still counting ballots and our campaign is still hard at work fixing many (of) our supporter ballots that were rejected,’’ Kent wrote in an email to his supporters. “The margin is well under 1% and shrinking fast.’’

Kent asked his supporters to support his recount effort with financial support.

“We are preparing to request a recount but, unfortunately, our campaign will have to pay for it,’’ Kent wrote. “Will you help us raise the approximately $80,000 we need by donating at https://JoeKentforCongress.com/Recount?

“We believe a recount would be worthwhile given the narrow margin, the documented technical issues in the signature verification process, human error, and the precedent of elections being overturned in our state following recounts,’’ Kent wrote.

According to Kent’s email to supporters, the maximum contribution to the recount fund is $2900 (or $5800 for married couples).

“We have a VERY short timeline to raise the money – just a few days,’’ Kent said.

Deadline to cure rejected ballots

Voters who have had their ballot rejected due to their signature on their envelope not matching the signatures contained in their voter registration record or because the signature is missing from their ballot return envelope may resolve those issues up until 5 p.m. Monday (Nov. 28).

Signature update forms are sent to all voters with rejected ballots with a letter explaining how they may resolve their signature issue so their ballot can be counted. The letter explains that voters have until 5 p.m. Monday (Nov. 28) to return the completed form, so their ballot may be counted.

Voters may check their ballot status online at VoteWA.gov. After entering first and last name and date of birth they may select BALLOT STATUS to learn if their ballot has been accepted or rejected.

Voters may contact the Elections Office at (564) 397-2345 or elections@clark.wa.gov with questions regarding the status of their ballot or how to resolve signature issues.


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Rubicon
Rubicon
2 months ago

Joe Kent has every right in requesting a recount. You would think the Republican $$backers$$ would send a couple millions, but because there’s now a majority of Republicans in The House, it may not happen.
For those of us who never watch tv news, or their online website, you know there was some shady deals in areas of Arizona, and other States.
“The greatest nation in the world”: can’t even count votes correctly. Why? All you have to do is go to “Open Secrets” where you’ll find Big Moneyed people like George Soros who gave the Dems $200,000. Million. Ditto with other Super Wealthy donors. They OWN the Democratic Party. Not to say the Republicans are any less corrupt than the Dems.

Ron
Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  Rubicon

I think we should hire those cyber ninjas to come in. When Arizona did it, they found even more votes for Biden. Not bad for a bunch of paranoid republicans

Keith Anvick
Keith Anvick
2 months ago

For a race this close, you would think that the Republican Party would fund most of the $80,000 for the re-count…..

Ron
Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  Keith Anvick

They have the majority. They aren’t going to spend anything on an unknown noob

Brett
Brett
2 months ago

Just another reason to go back to the simple ‘vote-in-person-on-paper requiring voter ID’ approach to electing officials to represent us. Makes voter fraud a bygone. BTW: I like Joe.

Last edited 2 months ago by Brett
Clark_County_Republican
Clark_County_Republican
2 months ago

There should be a recount for JOE… I suspect FRAUD is at play in the CD3 race…. MARIE or the MEDIA Can’t call the race only a legal certification can make the race official…. HOW MANY DEAD PEOPLE VOTED Greg Kimsey… How many votes for JOE were reject because of signature not
Matching so many ways to cheat and steal in CLARK COUNTY WA… that is what Kimsey wants to do for his Democratic friends and himself is CHEAT!!!

Crazy
Crazy
2 months ago

ALL CAPS MAKE ME RIGHT!!!

Bill
Bill
2 months ago

Calling it cheating when you don’t get your way is about as childish as it gets.

If Joe had won, and he did not, he would be talking about how great the system worked. He’s just pulling this out because he didn’t get his way.

Clark_County_Republican
Clark_County_Republican
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill

The Election is not certified Bill…. You must be fine with Election Fraud and Cheating…. The Media can’t call a race.

Ron
Ron
2 months ago

Accusing someone of being fine with fraud and cheating? What fraud and cheating? What proof? If Joe Kent wants a recount he can fork over the cash. I would hope that you are contributing to the cause. By the way, Trump lost, Lake lost and Kent lost

Wayde
Wayde
2 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Elections are being stolen all over the country. We must go back to in person voting with ID. The proof is there, has been shown, but the uni-party and corrupt media won’t listen. Brett Simpson laid out how they are doing it, but you won’t listen because your side is the beneficiary of the cheating.

Ron
Ron
2 months ago
Reply to  Wayde

No Wayde, they are not.

Wayde
Wayde
2 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Many instances of dead voters returning ballots and ballots sent to non existing addresses in this election. A full forensic audit would reveal much. But Kimsley won’t do it, and why would he want to fix a system that empowers the uni-party. Until we go back to in person voting with ID, we won’t have a trustworthy election process.

Philip Johnson
Philip Johnson
2 months ago

Mr. Vance, did you ask Mr. Kent how much money he had on hand? $80,000 seems pretty small to someone who spent hundreds of thousands maybe a million plus on his campaign. I have an idea. If Mr. Kent truly believes he won, he should pony up his money to claim what he believes is his victory.

Rubicon
Rubicon
2 months ago
Reply to  Philip Johnson

What facts do you have to support your assertion that Mr. Kent spent that much money for his campaign?? Perhaps you should ask his female contestant how much she personally spent on the campaign.

Bill
Bill
2 months ago
Reply to  Rubicon

What does it matter that the other candidate is a female?

Wayde
Wayde
2 months ago
Reply to  Philip Johnson

A true full forensic audit will be enlightening. But why is Kimsey afraid to do it? What does he have to hide if Antifa Marie truly won?

Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
2 months ago

I’m suprized that Donald Trump isn’t contributing since most of his endorsed candidates lost. He’s certainly collected plenty of money to do with as he chooses.

Crazy
Crazy
2 months ago
Reply to  Amanda Blake

Really. You’re surprised DJT didn’t give money? It shouldn’t be a surprise at all. He’s chiseled people his entire life.

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