“Irregularities and misconduct in voting were created in both HD 28 and in HD 10 as voters in both districts could not vote for the correct state House races. In fact, voters in both districts were forced to vote for the wrong candidates because they did not have the correct ballots,” according to the lawsuit.
Gasaway used a map to plot the location of voters who received ballots that didn’t match their street addresses, the lawsuit says. Gasaway compared addresses with a list of voters to identify 350 registered voters in Habersham County who had been assigned to an incorrect House district.
Gasaway didn’t return messages seeking comment Monday.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Monday it had opened an investigation involving districting issues in Habersham County.
Erwin said he’s unaware of any voters who were given the wrong ballot, except those he heard about through news reports.
“The secretary of state has certified the race and has named me the winner,” Erwin said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity of serving in Atlanta.”
Gasaway, who runs an architectural design and construction business, was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2012.
He lost the primary by a vote of 3,111 to 3,044, according to the certified count.
Gasaway was one of eight incumbents in the General Assembly who were unseated during the primary election.
Gasaway’s lawsuit is pending in Fulton County Superior Court.