Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Rogers recently also decided not to seek re-election as Senate majority leader.
One of the state's most prominent Republican politicians is slated to step down from the Georgia Senate. State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) announced his resignation from the Georgia Senate in an interview with Walter Jones of Morris News. Rogers, 44, said in a statement he plans to accept a position with Georgia Public Broadcasting. "The opportunity to help lead Georgia Public Broadcasting is like a dream come true in many respects," he said. "The incredible team put together by Director (Teya) Ryan is among the best in broadcasting. I really look forward to joining their efforts." GPB is launching a new initiative in which it will "facilitate coverage of economic development and jobs in Georgia," according to a press release from …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The move, which is gathering steam, is being done in the wake of President Obama's re-election.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Amendment One gained plenty of support in the communiy for its eventual passage.
More than 1,000 people who voted last Tuesday said "No" to state charter schools. But 1,777 voted "Yes," giving the amendment an edge it held in all Alpharetta and Milton precincts. Nowhere in the two cities was the vote even close. But head south into Atlanta, and away from Buckhead, and the story is quite different. In precincts such as Dunbar Neighborhood Center and Virginia Highland Church, voters overwhelmingly rejected the amendment. That gives credence to those who say the vote was divided along socio-eonomic lines.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Patch presents a tool to find out who voters chose for President in their precinct.
We know who won the election Tuesday, and what Georgia voters chose for President. But what did they say in your precinct? Use the tool above to find what happened in your neighborhood, or across town. You can enter your Precinct Code, any portion of the name of your polling place ('Birmingham' or 'Birmingham Falls' or even 'Birm', for example) or your city. In Alpharetta and Milton, the precinct voting at Manning Oaks was alone in favoring Barack Obama Don't forget that you can use the My Voter Page to find your precinct name. Want to check on another part of town? The Google Mapping tool in our "How to Find Your Polling Place on Election Day" article will let you enter someone else's address.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Share your thoughts on the matter in our Question of the Week comment section below.
Months of campaigning, complaining and one-upping have lead us to this week during which we choose a President to carry us through the next four years. But, some have questioned the ability of either side to clean up what's been deemed "a mess." What do you think? Are the issues more likely to be resolved by one party or the other? Will the American people fair better over the next four years because of this election?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election, according to projections.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, according to network projections. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the…
Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price and state Sen. John Albers came out on top. Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race. Albers told Patch in his next term he has three specific initiatives he'll focus on: Republicans Jan Jones and Chuck Martin faced no Democratic challenger, and easily won re-election. State House District Republican incumbent Harry Geisinger faced no challenger in the race for his District 48 seat. He received 97.80 percent of the vote. Both Albers and…
Voters in Georgia on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 16 Electoral votes, according to early results.
In a move that fell in line with expectations, Mitt Romney was projected to win Georgia’s 16 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Georgia and spent more time visiting the Peach State to raise money. The state has been a Republican stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in Georgia state, which has had a higher than average unemployment rate. Turnout was strong in Georgia and early voting was almost as popular this year as four years ago. …
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