The last hope for South Georgia, outside of Ken Hodges, for statewide office still lives!
But nearly a week later, Coleman has yet to concede – and won’t until a situation in Brooks County is sorted out by the GBI and Brian Kemp’s office.
“Apparently they’ve never had but a couple hundred absentees. This time they had something like 1,400 requested, and voted about 1,100 of them” Coleman said. “Of course, I lost the absentees by two-and-a-half to one or more. So it looked kind of suspicious.”
In next door Lowndes County, which hosts the big city of Valdosta, 439 ballots were reportedly mailed out – and 169 returned.
Coleman’s allies are now looking to see if any other counties have shown jumps in absentee ballots.
“There may be a little fraud involved. Who knows?” the former speaker said.
The irony here is that the county in question is not Dodge or Telfair. The two counties known for voter fraud; one of which is the county from which Terry is from. I wouldn’t be ready to abort my campaign either if I was Speaker Coleman. It is rather queer for Brooks County to have so many absentee ballots returned. That said, Coleman is not that far behind Hicks and who knows what other sort of discrepancies will be turned up in a recount.
And to think, on election night a friend and I joked that Telfair had not completely reported back because they “were waiting to know how many they needed to certify.”