Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ordered a recount of the Democratic Primary run-off in State Senate District 43. On July 26th, former State Rep. Tonya Anderson defeated Dorothea Dawkins-Haigler by just 10 votes. Anderson received 4,276 votes and Dawkins-Haigler received 4,266. Under Georgia election law, a losing candidate can request a recount if the difference between the candidates is less than 1 percent of the total ballots cast. The recount will occur on August 11th.
The winner will face the incumbent Republican JaNice Van Ness in November. She defeated Anderson in a special election run-off last December by a similarly close margin of 84 votes. The recount in that race did not change the final vote tally.