GOP incumbent keeps lead in Georgia congressional recount

FILE- In this Dec. 20, 2017, file photo House Rules Committee members, Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., listens on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The Democrat challenging Woodall of Georgia has filed an official request for a recount with state election officials after certified results show her trailing by only a few hundred votes. Carolyn Bourdeaux submitted the request to the Georgia secretary of state's office Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, saying the razor-thin margin in the race for the Atlanta-area 7th District seat deserves a second count. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux has conceded to GOP Rep. Rob Woodall after a recount in the race for his suburban Atlanta congressional seat

Bourdeaux said Wednesday that 433 votes separated her and Woodall after the recount. Initial results certified Saturday showed Woodall leading by 419 votes.

The Georgia secretary of state’s office said that Gwinnett County has re-certified results, with Woodall gaining nine votes and Bourdeaux gaining one. It said that Forsyth County has not yet recertified, but unofficial results there show Woodall gaining four votes and Bourdeaux losing two.

Woodall has represented the 7th District since 2011. Before this year, he won each of his elections with at least 60 percent of the vote.

Bourdeaux capitalized on voter disaffection with President Donald Trump and demographic shifts that have made Atlanta’s suburbs less white.

Democrats have picked up 38 House seats to gain control of the chamber.

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