“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!” Or something.
Anyway, Mike Buck, who lost the Republican runoff for state school superintendent to Richard Woods by a razor-thin margin, has requested a recount, according to the Secretary of State’s office:
Michael L. “Mike” Buck, a Republican candidate for State School Superintendent, has requested a recount of all votes in the Republican Primary Runoff held on July 22, 2014.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-495(c), the Secretary of State has notified all county election superintendents of Mr. Buck’s request and further directed that such superintendents conduct a recount of all votes cast in the Republican Primary Runoff for State School Superintendent.
Such recount is to be held and completed no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 31, 2014.
The recount shall be conducted by each superintendent in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 21-2- 495(c) and the Rules of the State Election Board.
Not saying it’s not going to happen, after all, Buck lost by just 713 votes. But one has to wonder what the chances of Tuesday’s runoff being reversed actually are.