Recount to be held in District 3 race

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A recount will be held Tuesday, in the close GOP runoff contest between Tommy Hunter and Commissioner Mike Beaudreau.

Beaudreau, who lost the race by 57 votes last week, officially asked for the recount Monday, after the results were certified.

County spokesman Joe Sorenson said the electronic and absentee ballots would be tabulated beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday and would likely take several hours.

On July 31, Beaudreau came in first in the four-man District 3 commission race but did not garner the majority needed to stave off a runoff.

He once again missed the majority at the Aug. 21 runoff, losing 4,580 to 4,523 to Hunter, a former county staffer from Buford.

“It’s so close. I had dozens of supporters and people involved in the campaign ask me to,” Beaudreau said. “I think it’s the right thing to do to make sure every vote is counted properly.”

The commissioner said he spoke to Elections Director Lynn Ledford prior to making a decision, making sure that the recount would not be “overly burdensome” on county staff.

With no Democrat challenger, the recount will decide who wins the upcoming term.


Don 3 years, 1 month ago

It is never a burden to the government workers to get paid for overtime. There isa big difference in a burden and a cost in this case.

I only hope and pray that the results will stay the same and Tommy Hunter comes out victorious once again!

You know maybe Mike could take this to the Supreme Court as well, just like the Democrats did! It will only show his true colors.


CD 3 years, 1 month ago

His true colors were painfilly obvious before the election; that is why D3 showed him the door.


Kent 3 years, 1 month ago

Mike is a classic narcissistic, political hack. His votes have cost the taxpayers of Gwinnett millions and he does not give a hoot {for lack of a better word} how much the taxpayers spend on this recount. It is all about Mike, he knows best, especially when others are providing the funding. Politicians like him have completely put the Republican party in the toilet. The stinkin thing needs to be flushed.


dishonestabe 3 years, 1 month ago

I hope they recount the election 10 times so that each time the elections officials can turn to Mike and say - YOU LOST !!!


apsLilburn 3 years, 1 month ago

I wouldn't know Mike Beaudreau if he walked into a room but I do know that he is like every other politician that can not lose gracefully and just go away.


jack 3 years, 1 month ago

May there be many unbiased eyes watching the counting process.....would hate to see a "misplaced" box of ballots suddenly appear.


Katrina 3 years, 1 month ago

One would hope that representatives from both sides would be allowed to observe. Let's hope the results will remain the same!!!


JW 3 years, 1 month ago

He wouldn't be counting if he didn't have a plan. I don't trust him. We've seen the misplaced ballot trick before.


BufordGuy 3 years, 1 month ago

Y'all do know they don't have "ballots" to misplace anymore, correct?


jack 3 years, 1 month ago

Yeah they do.....absentee and the like.


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