The election is over at this point for Jim Tracy, unless he decides to asks for a recount. However, he can't make that request at this time. As the district count reflects, Congressman Scott DesJarlais beat Tracy by just 35-votes, which were all recorded in Grundy County.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins have asked county election administrators to move up certification meetings, which are normally held within two weeks of the announcement of election results. After the count is certified, a politician has exactly five days to ask for a recount.
On Friday afternoon (8/8/2014), Congressman Scott DesJarlais, MD declared victory in the race for Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District.
He said, "I am truly honored that the folks of the Fourth Congressional District put their faith in my ability to continue to serve them effectively in Washington. My campaign made it clear from the beginning we would run on my independent, conservative record and that is precisely what we did. While my opponent engaged in desperate and disgusting personal attacks, at the end of the day voters cared more about the job I have done in Congress. I want to thank Steve Lane and John Anderson for their endorsement and I look forward to focusing on the general election in November."