Redo Georgia House election still too close to call


redo election for a North Georgia seat in the state House of Representatives remained unsettled Tuesday, with just three votes separating the two Republican candidates.

The repeat election between state Rep. Dan Gasaway and challenger Chris Erwin was ordered by a judge because dozens of voters received ballots for the wrong districts in the original May 22 Republican Party primary election.

Erwin led Gasaway after all Election Day votes were reported, but provisional and overseas ballots were still pending. It’s unclear how many of those ballots were outstanding. They could still be counted if they’re received by election officials by Friday.

The incomplete vote count Tuesday night was 3,516 for Erwin and 3,513 for Gasaway.

Gasaway trailed Erwin by 67 votes in the first Republican primary election.

No Democrats ran for the state House seat, meaning whoever wins Tuesday’s second Republican primary election will become the district’s representative.

House District 28 covers all of Banks and Stephens counties, as well as about half of Habersham County.

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