More than a month after the Nov. 6 election, questions still linger over the result of the Macon County Sheriff’s race, in which now-Sheriff Tony Brown, a Democrat, defeated Republican Jim Root by a single vote — 19,655 to 19,654. While Brown was sworn in as sheriff on Dec. 1, Root and the local Republican Party have asked for a full recount and the possibility of having the election results overturned.

The process has caused plenty of confusion

Herald & Review political reporter Ryan Voyles explains what happened, how we got here and what could happen next in what has become an unprecedented situation.










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