The unusual race to fill a seat in the Georgia House has taken yet another turn.
Nearly two weeks after holding a special election for House District 28, Georgia's interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden is calling for a recount of all the ballots cast in the Dec. 4 election. House District 28 covers areas of Habersham, Stephens and Banks Counties.
A court ordered the December special election between the two Republican candidates after voters were given the wrong ballot at the polls back in May. In the May primary, Gasaway lost to Erwin by 67 votes. There were no Democratic candidates in the race.
Original results in the days after the Dec. 4 election, Republican Chris Erwin led his opponent Dan Gasaway by three votes. But after counting outstanding provisional ballots, Erwin picked up another vote, bringing the margin down to two votes.
Election officials certified the results of the election Friday, Dec. 14, opening the door for a recount, since the margin of victory is less than 1 percent.
In a statement, Crittenden ordered the recount and asked for election superintendents in Habersham, Stephens, and Banks Counties to manyally review any scan ballots in which an overvote is detected, that contain stray marks, or that otherwise cannot be processed by the optical scan machines.
The recount will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and continue until completion.