The same could be done for the other seven precincts. Activists asked the governor's office to get involved and have petitioned the state prosecutor to start an investigation, but the answer could be much simpler than that. Ms. Dixon has the authority to call for a recount of those precincts once the canvass is completed. She would have to post a bond to cover the costs, which she would be responsible for unless the recount significantly altered the results, but that's been done before. Former House speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. put up a $10,000 bond when he requested a recount of his apparent narrow loss in 2002, and then-Del. Victoria Schade put up a $9,750 bond when she asked for a recount of her 18-vote loss in 1998. Neither challenge was successful. But if Ms. Dixon and her supporters truly believe those eight precincts' results could change the election, they should ask for a recount.