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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Republican Count Puts Bentley in the runoff, James to ask for recount

The Alabama Republican Party has received the final vote total, including provisional ballots, from all 67 counties for the governor’s race in the primary rlection, according to a release sent Tuesday.

The Republican Party will certify the votes with the secretary of state on Friday. The new vote count remains unofficial until the votes are certified by the secretary of state.

Should a recount in the Governor’s race be requested, the party will leave open the possibility of amending these results based on the outcome of that recount. Tim James announced at 5 p.m. press conference that he would ask for that recount.

The unofficial final vote totals, including provisional ballots, from the Primary Election for Governor are as follows:

Bradley Byrne: 137,448 votes, 27.89%

Robert Bentley: 123,960 votes, 25.15%

Tim James: 123,793 votes, 25.12%

Roy Moore: 95,163 votes

Bill Johnson: 8,362 votes

Charles Taylor: 2,622 votes

James Potts: 1,549 votes

Rep. Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn), Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, released the following on the process moving forward:

“The Alabama Republican Party will proceed with the certification of the vote totals for all primary races to the secretary of state by Friday at noon, as required by law. The party respects the decision of any candidate to request a recount to ensure every vote has indeed been counted, and counted correctly. Should a recount be requested, the party will follow the guidelines set forth by the secretary of state and in accordance with Alabama law. We will work through the process in an orderly and lawful manner. Once our gubernatorial nominee is selected by the voters on July 13, we look forward to working closely with the campaign to ensure victory in November.”

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks


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