HIAWASSEE, Ga – The question of who will be the Republican nominee for Georgia Senate District 50 is still unanswered following Tuesday night’s runoff election. With 100 percent reporting, only 34 votes separate candidates Stacy Hall and Bo Hatchett, and Hall’s pledged to remain in the race until all votes are in.
Each candidate held the lead at some point on election night, but the latest total favored Hatchett. Around midnight on Tuesday, Hall announced to his followers on social media that his campaign would be canvasing every board of elections office for any uncounted votes.
On Wednesday at 4 p.m., he announced that his campaign has confirmed that “there are still absentee, provisional, and overseas ballots still to be counted.”
The number of outstanding votes outweighs the current margin of difference in votes between Hall and Hatchett.
“I appreciate everyone’s patience as we await the final tally. Ivy and I remain incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes,” said Hall.
Our campaign has confirmed that there are still absentee, provisional, and overseas ballots still to be counted. The…
Hall has a current vote total of 12,448 (49.93%), and he won seven out of eight District 50 counties. Hatchett has received 12,482 (50.07%). Both are from Habersham County, which Hatchett carried with 63 percent of the vote. Hall also serves as Habersham Commission Chairman.
Once all the votes are counted, if less a percentage difference remains, candidates can call for a recount.
As for Hatchett, he and his campaign “feel good about where we are, this race was very competitive, and we don’t have final results yet. We believe the people in each election commission office will do their due diligence to ensure every vote is counted.”
The Cornelia lawyer also thanked his supporters for helping him to run a “positive campaign.” Hatchett also hoped that the tight District 50 race reminds “ALL fellow Republicans that every vote truly matters.”
See Towns County vote totals, here.