Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Longtime Georgia Democrat Doug Stoner lost his District 6 Senate seat to Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in Tuesday's election.
One Smyrna incumbent will not be returning to the Georgia State Senate. Longtime Democrat Doug Stoner was defeated by Republican newcomer Hunter Hill in the District 6 Senate race during Tuesday's election. As the election-day voting tally rolled in, Hill overcame Stoner, and gradually added to his margins to win by 3,066 votes. The final, unofficial results show that Hill collected 35,299 votes, or 52 percent, to Stone's 32,233 votes, or 48 percent. Stoner lead among Cobb voters with 20,412 votes, or 59 percent, to Hill’s 14,312 votes, or 41 percent. Fulton County's reporting was delayed, and the final, unofficial results didn't roll in until late Wednesday morning. Hill had a clear win in Fulton County, collecting 20,987 votes, 63.92-…
Georgia House Majority Whip has been an outspoken proponent of Amendment 1
Republican Incumbent Edward Lindsey was easily elected for a fifth term with Tuesday’s victory in the race for the District 54 State House seat. And the Georgia House Majority Whip was hoping to bring along the passage of the charter school amendment with him. A strong proponent for Amendment 1, the Buckhead resident defeated Democratic challenger Lynn Brown McKinney Tuesday by garnering 63 percent of the vote with all 18 precincts reporting. Almost 22,000 votes were cast. Lindsey should be pleased because it appears Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, likely passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. About an …
Incumbent Republican State Senator wins re-election in 2012.
Sen. John Albers said he was, "feeling confident," just hours before the polls closed on election night, November 6th, 2012. As it stands it seems the Republican State Senator from District 56 had a reason to be confident. His constituency which includes the citizens of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and Johns Creek overwhelmingly voted to keep Senator Albers in office. At the single precinct that lies within Cherokee County, Sen. John Albers beat his Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq handedly with 2402 votes to 760 votes. In Fulton County, incumbent Senator Albers had an even larger margin to victory. He won 66% to Sadiq's 34% according to the Fulton County Elections office with nearly 60,000 votes cast. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
Longtime Georgia Senate Democrat Doug Stoner competes against Republican newcomer Hunter Hill for the District 6 State Senate seat in Tuesday's election.
The State Senate District 6 race between incumbent Senator Doug Stoner (D-Smyrna) and Republican newcomer Hunter Hill is expected to be a tight one in Tuesday's election. The Senate disctrict was redrawn last year, and now stretches from Smyrna-Vinings through Sandy Springs into Buckhead. Republicans make up 55 percent of the current district. Stoner, a Kennesaw State graduate and a longtime Senate Democrat first elected in 2002, has been a favorite among prominent business leaders in Metro Atlanta. Hill, a Vinings resident and a West Point grad, ran against Stoner in 2008 and beat out other Republican candidates Josh Belinfante and Drew Ellenburg in the 2012 primary, with 52.26-percent of 8,956 total votes. See Also
Charter school amendment appears headed for win.
UPATE 5:50 pm If you are in line to vote at 7 pm, you will get to vote even though the polls close then. Tens of thousands of Fulton County voters have already cast ballots today. Turnout is especially high for today’s General Election, as it is in most Presidential election years. It's too early to know how this year compares to 2008. In the evening after traditional work hours, peak turnout is anticipated, and tens of thousands of additional voters could exercise their right to vote. Fulton County elections officials released a statement advising that voters who are in line at 7 pm will be allowed to vote under Georgia law. As provided by Georgia law, voters who are over age 75 or who have a disability are eligible to ask to move ahead …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Monday night was the final face-off for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney before the election. Who do you think won? And do you think it will affect the election?
The presidential candidates met tonight for their third and final debate in the campaign season. This time, the topic was foreign policy. What did you think of the discussion? Was anyone a clear winner? And will it affect the outcome of the election? Coming to us on a mobile device? If you can't see the blog above, you can review the discussion at this RSS feed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Did either candidate get a bounce? Let us know what you think. And if you missed the debate, you can review the discussion on our live blog below.
Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama faced off for the second time on Tuesday. The candidates debated in a town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy. The debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and was sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The moderator was CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. Who do you think did the best job of making his case to the American people? Tell us what you think in the comments area below. See Also: So Who Won the First Presidential Debate? Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate: Who Won?