Anderson confirmed winner of runoff after recount

By: Kara Apel Email
By: Kara Apel Email
Lee Anderson won the most votes in the Georgia Primary for the 12th Congressional District. He's headed to a runoff on Aug. 21. (WRDW-TV / Aug. 1, 2012)

Lee Anderson won the most votes in the Georgia Primary for the 12th Congressional District. He's headed to a runoff on Aug. 21. (WRDW-TV / Aug. 1, 2012)

The final numbers:
Lee Anderson: 13,785 votes, 50.29 percent
Rick Allen: 13,626 votes, 49.71 percent

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After a recount, Lee Anderson has officially won the nomination of the Republican party in the 12th Congressional District race.

Anderson's opponent, Rick Allen, asked for a recount after the runoff results from Aug. 21 were certified on Tuesday. Election officials waited to certify the runoff because a federal judge ordered Georgia to give military and overseas voters an extra 10 days to return absentee ballots.

Anderson will be facing off with Democrat incumbent John Barrow in November.

The final numbers:
Lee Anderson: 13,785 votes, 50.29 percent
Rick Allen: 13,626 votes, 49.71 percent

“I congratulate Rick Allen, Wright McLeod and Maria Sheffield for running tough races and we welcome them on board the unified Republican team devoted to holding Washington politicians like John Barrow to task for gutting Medicare, stifling job creation and bankrupting America," said Anderson in a news release. "Together, we can send Barack Obama and John Barrow packing and make sure that America’s brightest days are still ahead.”

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