Candidate for district attorney asks for recount after 42-vote loss
Doug Woodruff, who lost by 42 votes in the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit district attorney race, is asking the state to count the votes again.
Woodruff, a public defender in the four-county Lookout Mountain circuit, challenged the current district attorney, Herbert "Buzz" Franklin, and led the races on election night until the last votes were tallied.
Since the Georgia Secretary of State's Office didn't certify the votes until Tuesday, Woodruff waited to petition for a recount.
"If there were any changes, it could affect the election," he said.
Secretary of State Office personnel said they should make a decision by today whether to order a recount in the circuit. If the vote difference is less than 1 percent, they usually agree to do so, officials said.
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