Election-State

Election-State
  • Georgia voters OK charter schools amendment

    Georgians have approved a constitutional amendment that would allow a new state board to issue charters for private operators to run independent public schools.

    November 7, 2012

  • Romney wins Georgia; picks up 16 electoral votes

    Republican Mitt Romney has won Georgia, a state dominated by the GOP. He picks up its 16 electoral votes.

    November 6, 2012

  • Georgia: Not a battleground, but it still matters

    Georgia started the 2012 election season on the list of potential presidential battlegrounds. It’s finishing as an afterthought as President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney spend the closing days in Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado and a handful of other states that will settle the election.

    October 25, 2012

  • Democratic Rep. Barrow courting Republican voters

    AUGUSTA  (AP) — Democratic Rep. John Barrow launches into his re-election pitch for the half-dozen people sipping wine and punch in the cozy kitchen of his hosts, whose political leanings are better reflected by a framed photo in the adjoining living room of themselves with former President George W. Bush.

    October 20, 2012

  • Voters to cast ballots in north Georgia congressional race

    Republican voters in north Georgia will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the race for the state’s newest congressional seat.

    August 21, 2012

  • GOP runoff will decide opponent for Rep. Barrow

    Georgia voters are trudging back to the polls to choose a Republican challenger for the Deep South’s last white Democratic congressman.

    August 21, 2012

  • Two legislative candidates ruled ineligible

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp has ruled that two candidates for Georgia’s General Assembly are ineligible for the ballot.

    July 23, 2012

  • GOP rivals debate their votes for Democrats

    Two Georgia Republicans competing for a shot at reclaiming a seat in Congress for the GOP both have to explain why they voted for Democrats in past elections.

    June 28, 2012

  • Feds sue Georgia over Aug. 21 runoff election

    The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia and its chief election official for allegedly not giving enough time to military service members, their families and citizens living overseas to return absentee ballots for the Aug. 21 federal primary runoff election.

    June 28, 2012

  • Candidates embrace $100 gift cap for lobbyists

    Dozens of legislative candidates in the July 31 primary have embraced the $100 cap on lobbyist gifts being pushed at the Gold Dome, but the measure does not yet have enough steam to pass a House chamber reluctant to rein in limits on lobbyists.

    June 18, 2012