The bitter Republican runoff for Georgia governor between former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and ex-Secretary of State Karen Handel was too close to call Tuesday night.

In unofficial returns, the candidates each claimed 50 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Deal led Handel by just over 2,700 votes with an unknown number of provisional ballots as well as overseas and military ballots yet to be counted.

In Chattooga County there were less than 700 registered voters who cast their ballots in the Republican run-off election.  Deal beat Handel by a final vote of 352 to 320 in the ballots counted on Tuesday evening.  Election Superintendent Jon Payne told AM 1180 that the provisional and overseas ballots would still need to be counted and certified by this Friday.

Here is the race for the Republican nomination for governor by precinct in Chattooga County:
Seminole:   Deal – 3   Handel – 5
Subligna:  Deal – 25  Handel – 17
Alpine:  Deal –  15  Handel – 18
Dirttown:  Deal – 30  Handel – 33
Teloga:  Deal – 27  Handel – 11
Summerville:  Deal – 89  Handel – 83
Trion:  Deal – 50  Handel – 48
Lyerly:  Deal – 25  Handel – 38
Haywood:  Deal – 17  Handel – 3
Dirtseller:  Deal – 9  Handel – 4
Coldwater:  Deal – 2  Handel – 11
Pennville:  Deal – 13  Handel – 9
Cloudland:  Deal – 7  Handel – 13
RNT /  AM 1180