Georgia State REP Dan Gasaway (left) hopes to have a new election after his primary loss to Chris Erwin in may. An unknown number of Habersham County residents the wrong district ballot when you went to choose in the primary school.
If the residents of Habersham County, Georgia, in the may primary election for a state legislative race, an unknown number of people is not the right vote.
A judge is considering to throw a request by the losing candidate, the results and order a new election.
State Rep. Dan Gasaway, a Republican, lost the 22 primary Chris Erwin of only 67 votes, to Now Habersham. Gasaway filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court contesting the validity of the election, as he believes, there would have been hundreds of people received the wrong ballot, WNEG-FM reported.
An unknown number of voters received a letter from Habersham County election officials, which read, “your address has been found, were in the wrong house district.” According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, some of the voters in house district 28, received the ballots for the 10th district, and Vice versa.
“The Habersham County election office is a complete disaster”, Gasaway, who is the current representative for the 28th house district, said the Journal-Constitution. “It will be a disciplinary action of the [Georgia] Secretary of state’s office to be corrected.”
However, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office told the newspaper that there is up to the County election officials to the issue.
In a court filing, Habersham County election Supervisor Laurel Ellison the wrong ballot, said that while some voters, it was enough to make a difference in the outcome of the election, the Journal-Constitution reported.
State Rep. Terry Rogers, called the representative for house district 10, the mix-up, “amazing.”
“The main concern that I have, no matter what the number of votes that most certainly is not, that I do not want to see anyone disenfranchised. We must ensure that we do everything we can to make it right as quickly as possible,” he told the Journal-Constitution.
Erwin has said he is convinced that the results of the elections, for which a certification by the secretary of state’s office.
“There are always allegations in situations like this, but I didn’t see anything that is a proven concern to me,” he said.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.