• Georgia lawmaker says 1,200 people voted in wrong district; wants election redo


    HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - A state lawmaker says more than a 1,000 of you voted in the wrong district during the Georgia primaries.

    Now, he's suing to make things right. 

    State Rep. Dan Gasaway lost the primaries for District 28 in northeast Georgia, which covers Banks, Habersham and Stephens counties

    After the election, Gasaway said his wife alerted him of the error. 

    After investigating, he found up to 1,200 people got assigned to the wrong district.

    “Through this I've learned that there are some serious problems that need to be fixed,” Gasaway said.

    Gasaway said he just wants a new and fair re-election. He lost the primary by 67 votes.


    Gasaway filed a lawsuit in June demanding a do-over. According to CNN, officials in Habersham County conceded in August that "errors were made" and called for a new election.

    “We concede that errors were made,” Habersham County Commission Chairman Victor E. Anderson said in a statement. “Initially, it appeared that the number of votes impacted was less than the margin in this extremely close election.”

    A judge would have to order a new election.

    It is not unheard of to redo an election. A 2015 election for the mayor of Hazlehurst was thrown out due to allegations of vote buying, and a state House race in Walker County had to go through three elections because redistricting changes caused some voters to be turned away.

    Information from the Atlanta Journal Constitution was used in this report.

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