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GOP Runoff for Ga. Governor Is Too Close to Call

Tuesday, 10 Aug 2010 11:19 PM

 

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The bitter, Republican runoff for Georgia governor between former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel is too close to call.

In unofficial returns Tuesday night, the candidates each claimed 50 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Fewer than 2,400 votes separated the two with an unknown number of provisional ballots as well as overseas and military ballots yet to be counted. Deal was ahead by less than 1 percentage point.

Under Georgia law, the runner-up can request a re-count if the margin is less than 1 percent of the total vote.

The three-week runoff between Deal and Handel has featured brutal attack ads and dueling endorsements from Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.

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