DANVILLE, Ga. --On Tuesday, Donald Moore lost by one vote in his mayoral bid for this small town in Twiggs County.
Longtime Danville City Councilman Jimmy Smith won the election 49-48.
“I was hoping there would be a wider margin,” Moore told the Macon Telegraph, “in my favor.”
Moore, who plans to request a recount, said the way he sees it, “Jimmy has a one-vote lead.”
The town of about 350 residents in the eastern tip of Twiggs County lies along U.S. 80, about 30 miles southeast of Macon.
This year’s mayor’s race in Danville is the first contested one in more than a decade.