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GOP holds on by its fingernails in two districts

November 9, 2006
by Rick Williams

Albany -- In those two close congressional races in Georgia, the Republican Challengers refuse to concede.  

With all but four of the 279 precincts reporting. Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall holds a 2,040 vote lead in the 8th Congressional District.

Challenger former congressman Mac Collins holds out hope that provisional or absentee ballots might erase the deficit. According to the Georgia Secretary of State's election web site, the four outstanding precincts are in Worth, Turner, Wilcox, and Bibb Counties.

Election officials in Worth and Turner told us this afternoon they have reported all votes. In Wilcox County officials say they have two provisional ballots that may be counted. And in Bibb county there are only 38 provisional ballots to be counted.

There could be outstanding Military ballots as well. Military ballots will be counted if received by next Monday.  

In East Georgia's 12th District John Barrow leads Max Burns by just 1,052 votes with just four precincts yet to report in that district as well. Barrow proclaimed victory yesterday.

The Burns camp called that "absolutely inappropriate". There could be recounts since Georgia law grants an automatic recount if the final vote margin is one percent or less.

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