Scott said early today it appeared he lost by 232 votes. He said he is not anticipating a recount.
House GOP spokesman Ari Adler said a lawyer has been hired to look over what he called voting “irregularities.” Adler said a recount hasn’t been ruled out.
Scott would be the first state lawmaker recalled from office in Michigan since 1983. He was targeted by the Michigan Education Association, the state’s largest teachers union, for policies that weakened teacher tenure and cut education funding.
Scott is chairman of the House Education Committee and he has defended his voting record. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has supported Scott.