With the Secretary of State certifying last Tuesday’s election results, candidates are now allowed to request a recount if they were within 1% of winning or within being in a runoff. GA-12 Candidate Wright McLeod finished in 3rd place, but less than 1% behind Rick Allen. Thus:
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.
Rick Allen, meanwhile, will continue to campaign for the August 21st runoff with Lee Anderson.