Category: Special Elections

On Gifts Passed Down

This week’s Courier Herald column: Christmas Day has come and gone. The gifts have been unwrapped. We now have a week to clean up, put things in their place, and get ready for the new year. For most of us, it’s a week with a slower pace than usual. There’s a time for reflection and

Bottoms Declares Victory; Norwood Says It Isn’t Over; Other Election Results

Keisha Lance Bottoms has claimed victory in the Atlanta Mayor’s race runoff, after 100% of precincts showed her with a lead of about 750 votes – eerily similar to Norwood’s last attempt to become Mayor versus Kasim Reed. Norwood gave a spirited defense of her candidacy, noting that there are still some outstanding military overseas

Rep Amy Carter Resigns House Seat; To Join TCSG

Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) is leaving the Georgia House to become the Executive Director of Advancement for the Technical College System of Georgia. In the Georgia House, Carter has served as a subcommittee Chair for the Appropriations Committee. She’s also been a classroom teacher for two decades. What is a huge loss for the House

“Insidious and Highly Suspicious” Data Destruction of Election Server

You’d like to think no one in Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office or the KSU Center for Election Systems would be so glaringly inept as to wipe the data off a server that is the center of a lawsuit over election security. And that they wouldn’t do so immediately after said lawsuit was filed.

Rep. Bruce Broadrick to Resign

With a H/T to Tyler Jett of the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, GeorgiaPol just learned that Representative Bruce Broadrick (R) is resigning his District 4 House Seat due to health reasons. For obvious reasons, there is no special election date as of the time of posting. Beau Patton, Whitfield County GOP’s 1st Vice Chair, announced some

Remember, Remember, the 7th of November

As of today, there have been five special elections scheduled by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) to fill vacancies in the Georgia General Assembly. At least two more are on the way once state Rep. Geoff Duncan (R) and state Sen. Hunter Hill (R) make their resignations official. The Duncan and Hill seats will probably be