After a re-do election following a lawsuit from May and a recount, the election separated by just two votes in one Georgia House district is over.

Republican incumbent Dan Gasaway has lost his bid for re-election to Republican challenger Chris Erwin.

Just two votes separated Erwin and Gasaway in a race with more than 7,000 votes cast. Erwin defeated Gasaway in the May primary election, but the courts ordered a recount, at the request of Gasaway, when it was discovered that voters were casting ballots in the wrong districts.

After the election re-do in December, the two vote difference triggered a recount ordered by acting Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden for Habersham, Stephens, and Banks Counties.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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