Election Day Thread

We are under 4 hours until the polls close today. If you haven’t voted yet, I hope you will definitely do so.

This thread is for talking about elections in Georgia from statewide to congressional to local. Got some predictions? Share them here so that you can brag (or groan) later on. Want to talk until after midnight about election stuff. Here ya go. Just keep it about elections in Georgia, pretty please.

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chefdavid
chefdavid

Looks like this is the link to get the results. http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/74658/Web02-state.198804/#/ I have been seeing a lot of no votes for T-SPLOST in Dade. But that might just be a group who are mostly against it. It was voted down in November of last year.

xdog
xdog

Clarke-Athens saw a record early turnout, nearly 9% of RVs. They have contested mayor and commissioner races .

More than 10% of Oconee RVs voted early. Gopers will choose from two who got smoked in last year’s special for Georgia House to see who will go against the donk incumbent.

Jody Hice faces two opps for Congress and donks choose from three to face him.

It just struck me that having Kemp and Barrow on the ballot is pushing turnout too.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wait, Houston Gaines is running again? Man, that kid really doesn’t want to go out and get a real job, does he?

xdog
xdog

Gaines is running unopposed and will face incumbent Deborah Gonzalez, also unopposed, in the general. He’s joined the general goper scrum in talking about how conservative he really is, with the fillip that Gonzalez will never get anything done because the donks are a minority.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Gaines last campaign was so pathetically weak on actual policy. I’m glad he took some valuable time to go out in the real world and actually study up on the issues.

I thought the CRs at UGA were insufferable as part of student government. I can’t imagine how awful they’d be in the actual state house.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Once again I will make my quixotic plea for nonpartisan primaries. If for no other reason taxpayers should not be funding the mechanism by which the parties choose their candidates.

J. Wagon
J. Wagon

You mean like how England does their elections instead?

Indypendant
Indypendant

Supreme Court:

Write In – NoWay

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I was able to get my hands on Noway’s ballot
Governor – Donald Trump
Lt. Governor – Donald Trump, Jr.
Secretary of State – A white guy shooting a Mexican attempting to vote illegally
Attorney General – A white guy shooting cheerleaders attempting to kneel for the national anthem
Supreme Court – A white guy shooting an activist judge
Court of Appeals – A white guy shooting a minority attorney
Board of Commissioners – A bunch of white guys shooting jaywalkers
Dog catcher – That one dog that accidentally shot that hunter

Indypendant
Indypendant

What, no good guys?

xdog
xdog

This is for Kemp fans, or anyone else I guess. Kemp has reserved a ballroom at the downtown Athens Holiday Inn from 7PM-3AM. If you’re in town and at loose ends, drop by for some good clean fun.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I wonder if Jake and one of his daughters booked a room upstairs?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Are guns allowed?

robsno1fan
robsno1fan

It’s only 9pm, and about a quarter of results have come in, BUT I’m surprised that for Secretary of State Raffensperger and Belle Isle are leading and their home base of Fulton hasn’t even reported in yet. Was anyone else expecting the opposite? I thought it would be McKoon v Brockway all night long.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Raffenserger is a licensed PE, and with Kemp’s attempts to mess around with some of the state licensing boards in the last 8 years, he has a following among some of the more notable and more liability heavy professions. (For the record, 2 of my licenses need to be left to board control, the other 1, not so much)

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

AJC calling it for Abrams.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Cagle and Kemp in a runoff? Another round of those ads!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Tonight proving what everyone already knew: Josh McKoon is a loser and no one likes him.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Loser, yes. But my religion requires me to continue denying him service.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

From Georgia GOP Chair John Watson:

“I’ve tried to make sense of [Abrams’] personal and professional finances, and my head is spinning.

The only way for voters to get clarity on a growing list of ethical issues concerning her finances is to see her tax returns and payment history for her entire tenure in the state Legislature. There should be no “forgetting” or “misfiling” with the IRS.”

I guess Watson has different standards for a potential governor than he does for the President of the United States.

chefdavid
chefdavid

T-SPLOST shot down again in Dade. Deffenbaugh (I) outed by young buck Moore. Don’t know how I feel about the later.

robsno1fan
robsno1fan

Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson is neck and neck with his primary opponent right now. It looks like they are neck and neck with about half of the votes reported.

George Chidi
George Chidi

Steve Henson has won by about 100 votes against a primary challenger who has almost certainly spent $100,000 in under-the-table undisclosed campaign funds.
And Viola Davis, long-noted transparency and anticorruption activist, has easily displaced Earnest “Coach” Williams in the house while running a shoestring campaign.
I am flabbergasted.

xdog
xdog

It’s a rarity for a sitting judge to lose but Regina Quick was on the short end last night, 55-45. Quick was state rep before Deal appointed her to the Superior Court for Athens-Clarke and Oconee last summer. Much was made of locals rather than Atlanta pols determining who their judge should be. In a continuation of 2017’s shift to the left in Athens that saw progressive candidates sweep last night, it was adios, Judge Quick.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Very excited for Girtz, I always appreciated his constituent services and accessibility when he was a commissioner. Will be a huge improvement over Nancy.

Quick and Mauldin losing has me confused. You’d think the progressive surge that carried Lott would have carried Mauldin over the finish line, too.

xdog
xdog

The post-Trump activists Athens for Everyone endorsed Norris. Some people have hinted they were worried about Mauldin’s background as prosecutor. Every A4E candidate won, most of them bigly.

gt7348b
gt7348b

Will she still wear her frowny face t-shirt?

John Vestal
John Vestal

Is it unusual for a primary candidate for statewide office to not pull 10% in their own county?