ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel reminded voters to bring photo identification when participating in Tuesday's general election run-off. Counties will hold a statewide runoff for U.S. Senate, Georgia
ATLANTA - With a U.S. Senate seat in the balance, Fulton County elections officials continued to count absentee ballots at a warehouse in Atlanta on Thursday.
"I'm just so happy to be alive to see some of the efforts in Liberty County and other places come to life. It's a momentous occasion. I'm just so thrilled. The excitement brought tears to my eyes. So many that have gone on worked hard to see this day. I thank God that I was able to witness this event. I felt happiness filled with tears."
Russell Rapozo, 68, read over USA Today Wednesday morning as he ate breakfast at Waffle King in Hinesville even though he was up until the wee hours of the morning watching the presidential results come in.
Incumbent Liberty County School Board member Charlie Frasier has won re-election, according to Ella Golden, supervisor of Liberty County elections.
More than 68 percent of the 23,847 active registered voters in Liberty County cast ballots Tuesday and in the weeks leading up to it, using a combination of early voting, advanced, absentee and regular voting.
Tuesday was a day of contrasts for the two major political parties in Liberty County. More than 100 local Democratic supporters volunteered at the Liberty County Democratic headquarters yesterday "doing what's necessary," according to Karen Jemison, in support for local candidates and the party's presidential candidate. For Republicans, county Chairman Ted Harris said they had pretty much written the county off. "We put out signs earlier, but not real campaigning," he said. "I voted for ...
As local election officials predicted, Liberty County voting patterns matched national trends, including a large, early-morning boom followed by steady afternoon poll traffic.
LUDOWICI -- Long County went against the national vote Tuesday, supporting Republican John McCain by almost 2-1 over Democrat Barack Obama. McCain received 61 percent of the Long County votes cast (2,117), while Obama got 37 percent (1,281 votes). Libertarian candidate, Bob Barr got 43 votes or 1 percent.
With neither incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss nor Democratic challenger Jim martin receiving enough votes, a runoff has been called to decide who will represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate for the next six years.
While two Liberty County School Board candidates are bracing for a possible runoff, Sheriff Don Martin savored his landslide re-election.
Results are starting to trickle out of the Liberty County Election office. A few of the more high-profile contested races show that while Georgia is sticking with Republican candidates, Liberty County is still Democratic.
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama seized command of the race for the White House Tuesday night, defeating John McCain in Ohio and Iowa and building a near insurmountable Electoral College advantage in his historic bid to become the first black president. Fellow Democrats gained strength in both houses of Congress.
US PRESIDENT Total Number of Precincts 15 Precincts Reporting 14 93.3 % Total Votes 15467 JOHN MCCAIN (R) 5466 35.34% BARACK OBAMA (D) 9909 64.07% BOB BARR (LIB) 67 0.43% Write-in Votes ...
ATLANTA -- Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss battled for a second term Tuesday, fighting a surge of Democratic voters and frustration over the economy.