AG says Bentley and Byrne in the Republican runoff - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

AG says Bentley and Byrne in the Republican runoff

By: Alan Collins

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Tim James announced Friday afternoon he is not conceding the race for governor, not yet. But James also said the state Republican party is not backing his call for a recount.

Alabama attorney general Troy King announced there could be a recount but Bradley Byrne and Robert Bentley should be on the ballot July 13th. King said Friday, "There can be a recount but not a change in the certification for a lot of reasons. Like I said a we got to print ballots and we don't want to disenfranchise overseas voters.

Robert Bentley welcomed king's opinion by saying "we feel good about this. We are celebrating a great victory."

Despite James' accusations, state GOP chairman, Mike Hubbard says a runoff can begin Tuesday morning in every Alabama County but King says if James gets more votes than Bentley James will have to file a contest after the runoff and the Republican party will decide if there will be a second runoff.

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