Abbott demands recount in District 6

pramati@macon.comSeptember 23, 2013 

Robert Abbott, who lost being in a runoff for the Macon-Bibb County Commission District 6 seat by 62 votes last week, has sent a letter to local elections officials to ask for a recount.

Abbott, who has previously said he has had a lot of issues as to how voting was conducted during last week’s special election for the new Macon-Bibb County consolidated government, lost out to second-place finisher Adah Roberts 1,063 to 1,001. Roberts carried enough ballots to force an Oct. 15 runoff with Macon City Councilman Ed DeFore, who earned 2,017 votes.

Abbott said if he doesn’t get a satisfactory recount, he will challenge the results in court and ask a judge to order the county to use the old voting equipment rather than the state’s newly mandated software.

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