Court-ordered redo of Georgia primary race too close to call

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A court-ordered repeat of a primary election for a northeast Georgia legislative seat is too close to declare a winner.

Republican state Rep. Dan Gasaway faced GOP challenger Chris Erwin in a rematch Tuesday, more than six months after the original election was tainted by voters casting ballots in the wrong race.

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Unofficial election returns Tuesday showed Erwin leading by just a handful of votes out of more than 7,000 total. Election officials said several provisional ballots were outstanding.

A Superior Court judge ordered the election redone after Habersham County officials acknowledged mapping mistakes assigned some voters to the wrong House district.

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The 28th District House seat includes about half of Habersham County as well as Banks and Stephens counties in Georgia's northeast corner.

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