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Recount announced in Republican race for State School Superintendent

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced Michael Buck, Republican candidate for State School Superintendent, has requested a recount.

The recount is to be held no later than noon on Thursday. Unofficial tallies showed longtime Irwin County educator Richard Woods holds a little more than 50 percent of the vote against Buck.

Buck is the Chief Academic Officer at the Georgia Dept. of Education.

About 700 votes separated the two candidates.

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