Vote certification puts Allen in second place in District 12 race

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 7:57 PM
Last updated 9:30 PM
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Wright McLeod was still in third place after Georgia Secretary of State certified primary results Tuesday in the District 12 Republican congressional race, but the Evans attorney still has yet to concede a spot in the Aug. 21 runoff.

McLeod trails Augusta businessman Rick Allen by 584 votes. He has not asked for a recount.

McLeod spokeswoman Holly Croft said he was unlikely to announce any decision late Tuesday afternoon.

Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Kemp issued a statement certifying the results and McLeod was still in third place, ahead of Maria Sheffield, who on Monday endorsed Lee Anderson, the top vote-getter in the July 31 primary. McLeod is allowed two business days after the results are certified to request a recount, permitted when the difference between his total and Allen’s is less than 1 percent of total votes cast.

The second-place finisher will face Anderson, a Grovetown farmer and state representative who carried 34 percent of the redrawn district.

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Just My Opinion
Just My Opinion 08/08/12 - 04:43 am
C'mon, lost. It's

C'mon, lost. It's time to face it and move on. The question now is if you're going to back Allen like you said you would. Why the delay in conceding or asking for a recount? If you've got a reason, then share it...if not, it's making you look bad.

Dixieman 08/08/12 - 05:51 am
We need to focus

On getting rid of John Barrow. Any one of these three could do it well. Let's get this over with!!!

soapy_725 08/08/12 - 11:26 am
reminds me of the last GA

governor's race. these primaries are counter productive to a "representative government". also it reminds me of how votes are manipulated in choosing MELL all stars. We will all lose in the election.

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