State Sen. Steve Henson confirmed as winner after recount

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 6, 2018

Steve Henson. Photo obtained via

State Sen. Steve Henson, D-SD 41, nearly lost his seat to Sabrina McKenzie, a reality TV star, during the May 22 primary.

The result was close enough – Henson won by 111 votes – that McKenzie requested a recount. On Wednesday, June 6, the DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections confirmed that Henson had prevailed.

Senate District 41 is located in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. McKenzie handily won in Gwinnett with 62 percent of the vote, but Henson won DeKalb County with 52 percent of the vote.

George Chidi, a local political commentator who is a regular guest on the Decaturish podcast, wrote a lengthy column about this unusual race. McKenzie sued Henson for  “Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress” and “Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress.” To read more about that race, click here.

Here’s the full announcement from DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections:

State Senate District 41 Election Recount Results

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections announced the results of the recount of the Georgia State Senate District 41 race, which appeared on the May 22 general election ballot.

The final results of the recount included Steve Henson receiving 52.43 percent of the vote, and Sabrina McKenzie with 47.57 percent.

There was not a change in the results certified by the Board of Voter Registration and Elections on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The recount was the result of a request from Sabrina McKenzie.



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