Secretary of state certifies runoff election results

July 23, 2007

ATLANTA---Secretary of State Karen Handel today certified the election results for the July 17 special election run-off for Georgia’s Tenth Congressional District.

Paul Broun
23,529 (50.42%)

Jim Whitehead
23,135 (49.57%)

The county-by-county results can be found at the Secretary of State’s Web site, by clicking here.

Secretary of State Karen Handel today transmitted the certified results of the Election Run-off, along with Mr. Broun's certificate of election, to the Governor’s Office, who will in turn submit them to the United State Congress. The Clerk of the United States House of Representatives will then set the date for swearing in.

Because the difference in votes is less than 1% of the total votes cast, Jim Whitehead can ask for a recount of the votes. Under Georgia law, he has two days to do so following the certification of the results by the Secretary of State.

A statement from the Whitehead camp today indicated that he will most likely ask for a recount.

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  • by anonymous Location: augusta on Jul 24, 2007 at 10:01 AM
    Grow up Joe, If you were running for a seat or office, and it was that close and the first time we voted Jim was more ahead of broun, you would want a recount. I hope they do a recount and maybe find a mistake and announce jim the winner. This just shows that people did not get out and vote and now we are going to have somebody from athens and not our home town leading. God help us!!!!
  • by Joe Location: Evans on Jul 23, 2007 at 04:51 PM
    To: Quiter of idealogy. Count the votes. I wish Jim could have won too but the voters have responded. Move on...Computers do not lie. A recount will make no difference. An apology will be accepted in the end.
  • by Dapper Yapper Location: Out of reach on Jul 23, 2007 at 04:02 PM
    Joe, Just because you are of the quitter idealogy, maybe he is not. A man who wants the best for the people he represents will see things through. This is what Jim Whitehead is doing. Hopefully the outcome will change, and hopefully you will learn some tenacity.
  • by Joe Location: Evans on Jul 23, 2007 at 03:01 PM
    I am real dissapointed that Jim will not give up and concede. Sort of reminds me of the FL vote. I voted for Jim but will not again due to this. Just a sore loser. I expected more from Jim and his camp.
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