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Recount confirms Woods as GOP state superintendent nom
by Staff Reports
August 01, 2014 09:58 AM | 4016 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Thursday certified the recount for the July 22 primary runoff election results for the Republican state school superintendent candidates, confirming Richard L. Woods edged Michael L. “Mike” Buck with 50.09 percent. Buck requested a runoff, which, according to state law (21-2-495), he is entitled to because he lost by less than 1 percent of the vote.

Prior to the recount, Woods received 199,453 votes and Buck had 198,740, a difference of only 713. After the recount, Woods had 199,441 votes and Buck had 198,741, a difference of 700.

Republican John Barge, who ran for governor in May, is vacating the post Dec. 31 when his term expires. Woods will face Democrat Valerie D. Wilson, who defeated Alisha Thomas Morgan with 54.4 percent of the vote in last week’s runoff.

Certification does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the primary or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from the election.

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