Jefferson City (Missouri), March 17: The inconclusive results in the Missouri primary for both the Democratic and Republican parties have raised the possibility of a recount.
According to the office of Missouri's secretary of state, Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz by 1,726 votes or less than a half of one per cent in the Republican primary. In the Democratic camp, the scene was even more closer with Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders by 1,531 votes, the office said.
These numbers did not include Kansas City absentee and same-day votes that were not counted till Wednesday (March 16) morning, as per the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners. Those votes, however, are not much and unlikely to affect the final outcome in the state.
It is hence possible that a recount could take place in both contests. Under the state's law, a candidate who loses by less than a half of one per cent can ask for a recount.
Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party, John Hancock, said on Tuesday that any recount would be a legal question, according to a report published in St. Loius Post Dispatch.
Missouri has 52 Republican and 71 Democratic delegates at stake.