- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A Democratic state Senate primary in Georgia is headed for a recount.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Dee Dawkins-Haigler requested a recount of the July 26 runoff results. Haigler finished 10 votes behind Tonya Anderson according to certified election results.

Kemp says Georgia law permits losing candidates within one percentage point to request recounts. Kemp says officials in DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties will recount ballots on Thursday.

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

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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