- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials say a recount of ballots hasn’t changed the outcome of a Democratic state Senate primary.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Thursday’s recount showed Tonya Anderson received 10 more votes than Dee Dawkins-Haigler in the July 26 runoff. That’s the same result reported in an initial vote tally.

Losing candidates within one percentage point can request recounts under Georgia law.

Anderson is a pastor from Lithonia. Dawkins-Haigler leads Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus and gave up her state House seat for the state Senate bid.

The victor will face GOP Sen. JaNice Van Ness of Conyers in November. Van Ness won a special election last year in the competitive district.

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