8th District Congressman jim Marshall loses seat after four terms in Congress. Austin Scott gets 53-percent of the vote. President Obama calls Marshall to offer condolences.
It was a rough night for Georgia Democrats. They lost every statewide race and were unable to force a runoff in the Governor’s race.
John Barrow has secured a US House seat for Democrats this election, but he wins in a district that was drawn for Democrats.
Republican leaders are hunkered down at their election night headquarters in an Atlanta hotel. Head of the state party Sue Everhart says she's looking for a sweep of the constitutional offices in Georgia.
Georgia voters are sending U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson back to Washington for a second term.
Polls are now closed across the state, as Georgia voters earlier in the day lined-up to cast ballots for a slew of state and local seats.
Georgia does not have enough defense lawyers to handle new death penalty cases according to the Public Defender Standards Council. It is requesting a special session of the legislature to address funding for the indigent defense system.
Voter turnout is being described as “steady”, to better than average in a handful of counties GPB has checked-in with today.
Voters go to the polls to decide who will fill some of the state’s most powerful posts, including the governor’s office, and a seat in the US senate. Georgians will also decide on a race that seems to be off most people’s radar- the Public Service Commission- and the post has a lot of influence over a basic need of everyone- energy.
Although many Georgians have already cast their ballots early, the numbers do not compare with early voter turn out from two years ago.