With national polls showing most Americans blame the GOP for the government shutdown, progressive political groups held events around Georgia Tuesday targeting Republican lawmakers. But it’s unclear who Georgians are blaming.
The race for State Supreme Court, among other local and regional races, will be decided in a runoff election on November 30th. Lawrenceville attorney Tammy Adkins will challenge incumbent Justice David Nahmias in the runoff.
With only days to go before the general election, most polling shows Republican Nathan Deal running ahead of Democrat Roy Barnes for governor. And that may not change unless Barnes can draw more white rural voters.
Voter turnout for Tuesday's runoff elections has been predicted to be as low as 7 percent, but that’s not the trend so far in Hall County in the 9th Congressional district. By 3 o'clock this afternoon, 10,689 people had cast votes. That’s nearly as many as in the primary election three weeks ago, when about 10,800 people had voted by 3 PM.