Georgia runoff early voter: Old white man

Some notes on early voting in Georgia’s runoff Here’s a handy website: GeorgiaVotes.com that you can check throughout the week. Early voting ends Friday, and the runoff is a week from now, on Dec. 4. I live in DeKalb and try to keep up with the DeKalb Board of Elections. The Board posts early vote totals here, and you can follow the BOE on Twitter @DeKalbVotes. DeKalb County Monday early voters (runoff): 3,341 1st Day General early voters: 5,227 As a rule, DeKalb provides statewide Democratic candidates with their largest margins of any county. In the General, Stacey Abrams beat Brian Kemp by 212K votes in her home county. Fulton, larger but less intensely Blue overall, gave Abrams a 194K margin. These two counties…

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GOP incumbent stinks so bad, Tea Party leader endorses Democrat in Georgia PSC runoff

Early voting is underway in Georgia’s statewide runoffs for Secretary of State and Public Service Commission Post 3. Both agencies have suffered from a decade of misrule. It’s our last chance to restore some balance to state government. It’s so out of whack that even conservatives and Libertarians supporting Democrats in these races. The Latest: This comes on the heels of Libertarian PSC candidate Ryan Graham’s announcement that he’s voting for Democrat Lindy Miller, as well. In announcing her decision, Debbie Dooley notes the recent revelation that Georgia Power allies are pumping $750,000 into the race to protect their investment in a bought-off commissioner. And now it’s up to $1 million. From this morning’s AJC Jolt:  Debbie Dooley, a co-founder of the…

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Plant Vogtle allies spend big to buy Georgia PSC runoff for GOP

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman The latest outrage I was in the middle of writing another post when this comes into my DMs from my buddy, former State Rep. and PSC candidate John Noel, accompanied by appropriate salty language—a link to an AJC article: Pro-nuclear power group pumps $750,000 into Georgia PSC runoff An “independent committee” funded by a nuclear-power industry group is plowing at least $750,000 into next week’s Public Service Commission runoff in support of incumbent utility regulator Chuck Eaton, an advocate of Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle project. The group, which was formed the week after the general election, reported receiving the money from a Washington D.C. group called Nuclear Matters, part of the Nuclear Energy Institute. The committee began running ads…

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Libertarian candidate says he’ll vote for Democrat Lindy Miller in Georgia PSC race

Above: Democrat Lindy Miller faces Republican Chuck Eaton in Public Service Commission in Dec. 4 runoff Campaign update It used to be that Libertarians had mainly Republican tendencies. But here in Georgia, the Secretary of State’s office and the Public Service Commission have gotten so out of whack, the Libertarians are supporting Democrats John Barrow (SoS) and Lindy Miller (PSC) for these posts in the December 4 runoff. Both agencies are abject failures and will only get worse under continued monopoly party control. Electing Democrats to these positions will help provide much-needed checks and balances to state government. These races are tremendously important, affecting your vote and your electric bill. You can vote in the runoff even if you didn’t cast a…

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DeKalb Board of Elections: Results certified, Early Voting for runoff set, public comments ignored (as usual)

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman ELECTION UPDATE: After Tuesday’s meeting, the DeKalb Board of Elections changed its decision on early voting sites, adding Dunwoody and South DeKalb locations for the Dec. 4 Runoff. Download pdf. Abrams narrows gap by 2,039 votes after additional ballots counted Early Voting in DeKalb County for Dec. 4 runoff is at one location: DeKalb Board of Elections office 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032-1239 Mon. Nov. 26-Fri. Nov. 30 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Audio of the meeting Some drama, but results certified on time There was a big crowd at Tuesday’s DeKalb County Board of Elections meeting. There were two major items of business on the agenda: certifying election results from Nov. 6 and setting up…

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Stunning difference in Congressional freshman classes for GOP, Democrats

The picture says it all (Hey, look, the GOP has a new white lady Congressperson!), and there’s more to come. And bear in mind the Republicans pictured are almost all replacing Republicans. So are most of the Democrats. It looks like Dems will pick up another 4-5 seats when all the votes are counted in California, Maine, and elsewhere. The GOP may net a couple of seats in the Senate, but Joni Ernst now looks week in Iowa, as does Trump-gumby David Perdue in Georgia. I think the prospects for Dems taking the Senate in 2020 are better than 50-50. From Alex Burns of the New York Times: The 2018 midterm election looked last Tuesday like a serious but not crippling setback…

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