Election still not over for clerk of Floyd County Superior Court
3:18 pm, November 9th, 2012
The Rome News Tribune reported Friday that ballots are still being counted from Tuesday’s election for clerk of Floyd County Superior Court.
Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson, a Democrat, said she has won reelection to her seat by 25 votes, the newspaper reported Friday. But the results have not been confirmed by Floyd County elections officials.
Penson is fighting a strong challenge from Republican Mark McAllister. The newspaper reports that McAllister has said he will ask for a recount if the candidates are separated by fewer than one percent of the total votes cast—the standard by which a candidate can legally call for a recount. The newspaper reported the vote at last count was: Penson, 15,578 [50.004 percent]; McAllister, 15,553 [49.996 percent].
There were 204 provision ballots but only 144 were valid and counted.
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