Kemp Announces Recount in State Senate Primary

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.

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unless there were an unusual number of mail in absentees or provisionals that had to/have to be dealt with…the machines will get the same number of votes every time…but i guess i’d want a 10 vote margin looked at too…