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McLeod Requests Recount
Wednesday, 08 August 2012

August 8--  The candidate who came in a close third in the July 31 Republican primary race for Congress in the 12th Congressional District is requesting a recount. 

Wright McLeod lost to Augusta businessman Rick Allen by 524 votes according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office which certified the results Tuesday.

McLeod issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon.

"Since last Tuesday, I have been overwhelmed by the encouragement that has resonated from supporters throughout the 12th District. Your message has been clear: Don't give up! Our campaign has been awaiting the Secretary of State's official certification of the July 31, 2012 primary so that we would have the best idea of how to proceed. No matter what, we don't want to lose the ultimate goal - which is to beat John Barrow in November.

Last night, the final numbers posted, and we have remained within 1% of our nearest competitor. We have requested that Secretary of State Brian Kemp conduct a recount to ensure that the numbers are accurate.

No matter what the outcome of the recount, we have heard you."


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