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Runoff is Tuesday, take your photo ID

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

December 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Election 2008


Senate candidates preparing for runoff

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.

November 22, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Election 2008


Community reacts to Obama election

"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."

November 22, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008


Locals divided on local, state, national results

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.

November 22, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Election 2008


No runoff for school board

Incumbent Liberty County School Board member Charlie Frasier has won re-election, according to Ella Golden, supervisor of Liberty County elections.

November 21, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Election 2008


Nearly 70 percent of Liberty Countians vote

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.

November 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Election 2008


Area Dems, GOP work elections differently

Tuesday was a day of contrasts for the two major political parties in Liberty County.

November 20, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008


Few problems reported from Tuesday polling

As local election officials predicted, Liberty County voting patterns matched national trends, including a large, early-morning boom followed by steady afternoon poll traffic.

November 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Election 2008


Long County votes strongly Republican

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.

November 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Election 2008


Runoff set for Senate seat

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.

November 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Sheriff 'humbled' by election results

While two Liberty County School Board candidates are bracing for a possible runoff, Sheriff Don Martin savored his landslide re-election.

November 20, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Election 2008


Early votes in Liberty going Democratic

 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.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Obama takes commanding lead

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.

November 19, 2008 | By David Espo AP special correspondent | Election 2008


Liberty County results

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 25 0.16%

November 19, 2008 | Liberty County Web site | Election 2008


Chambliss likely winner for Senate

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss battled for a second term Tuesday, fighting a surge of Democratic voters and frustration over the economy.

November 19, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Election 2008


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