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September 6--  State Representative Lee Anderson of Grovetown won the recount of his Republican primary race with Augusta contractor Rick Allen Wednesday by 159 votes.

Anderson will face four-term Democrat Congressman John Barrow in the November general election.

September 5-- Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the results for the August 21, 2012 General Primary Election Runoff recount in the 12th Congressional District. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website:

The final tally is as follows:

Lee Anderson: 13,785 votes, 50.29%

Rick Allen:   13,626 votes, 49.71%

In certifying the results, Secretary of State Kemp affirmed that all counties in the 12th Congressional District have provided to the state the total recounted votes tabulated for each candidate. Further, Secretary of State Kemp affirms that the returns are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.

Certification does not preclude the state from continuing any current investigations related to the General Primary Run-off or from pursuing any future allegations that may arise from the election.

Allen has indicated he wants a recount because he lost by less than one percent of the vote.