The election results in GA-12 have been certified and John Barrow has won by a very slim margin. Essentially, John Barrow won reelection by 864 votes, which is a margin of 3/10 of 1%.
Max Burns has 48 hours to decide whether or not to launch a recount of the vote.
It’s worth noting that Burns first won the Republican nomination in 2002 against Barbara Dooley in a very tight race and many, including Burns, pushed hard for Dooley to forgo a recount. It is tough to lose a close race and I hate to see Burns go down like this, but I don’t know that the results are going to change enough to close the gap.
The lesson here is that you can’t abandon the urban centers of Savannah-Chatham County and Augusta-Richmond County and win the 12th Congressional District.