|GEORGIA||15 Electoral Votes|
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia Secretary of State)
Largest counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cobb, Clayton, Chatham.
Largest cities: Atlanta, Augusta-Richmond, Columbus, Savannah, Macon.
Secretary of State
The Peach State
|Voting Eligible Population*: 6,390,590.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 61.4%.
Early Voting Statistics
Number of ballots cast: 2,084,179
Ballots voted in person: 1,784,163
Mail-in ballots returned: 300,016
Turn out Demographics:
Total Registration: 5,244,232.
GA SoS certifies, GA Constitution Party press release
With an African-American population of over two million, Georgia could have been a pick-up for the Democrats if everything had aligned in their favor. The Obama campaign did make a play in the state, spending a couple hundred thousand dollars on advertising in the Spring and building an organization in the summer, before pulling back staff. Over 750,000 Georgians registered to vote between the primary and the general election. Visits by the principals were limited. Obama did a couple of fundraisers in Atlanta on July 7 and a town hall in Powder Springs on July 8, and McCain did a fundraiser in Atlanta on Aug. 18. In the closing week, the Obama campaign ran some late advertising.
McCain won with a plurality of 204,607 votes (6.21 percentage points), carrying 125 counties to 34 for Obama. McCain improved upon Bush's 2004 total by 134,490 votes, while Obama bested Kerry's total by 477,988 votes. The two candidates with Georgia roots, Barr and McKinney, did not fare particularly well; Barr obtained 28,812 votes (0.73%) while McKinney managed just 250 votes as a write-in.
Obama/Allies | McCain/Allies | Nader
|Total Registration (active) Jan. 2008: 4,484,671.|
Democrats103 Delegates (87 Pledged, 16 Unpledged) and 15 Alternates.
2.54% of the 4,049 Delegate Votes.
Official Results 100% of precincts
72 Delegates: 3 RNC; 30 at-large; 39 by CD (3 x 13).
3.03% of the 2,380 Delegates.
Allocation: At-large is winner-take-all. CD is winner-take-all by CD.
Official Results 100% of precincts
On May 29, 2007 Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) signed S.B. 194, a bill that, among other provisions, states that the presidential preference primary "shall be held on February 5, 2008, and on the first Tuesday in February every four years thereafter."
Code Section 21-2-193:
later than November 1 of the year preceding the year in which a
preference primary is to be held, the state executive committee of each
party which is to conduct a presidential preference primary shall
to the Secretary of State a list of the names of the candidates of such
party to appear on the presidential preference primary ballot. Such
shall be published by the Secretary of State in a newspaper of general
circulation in the state during the first week of December in the year
immediately preceding the year in which the presidential preference
is to be held."
On the Ballot
|Voting Eligible Population:
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 56.2%
Advance Voting: Any registered voter can cast a ballot in person at their county voter registration office during normal business hours on October 25-29, 2004.
Total Advance Voting: 387,596.
Total Registration: 4,248,802.
Voter Registration Deadline: October 4, 2004.
President Bush improved upon his 2000 showing winning by 548,105 votes (16.60 percentage points). Bush carried 133 counties to 26 for Kerry. Two of the campaigns' most prominent surrogates, retiring Sen. Zell Miller (D) for Bush and former Sen. Max Cleland (D) for Kerry, hailed from Georgia.
General Election Details
Kerry/Allies | Bush-Cheney '04
|General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
|Voting Eligible Population: 5,639,668.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 45.8%.
total ballots were cast (difference from total votes for president is
Notes. Only four candidates appeared on the presidential ballot (there were also five certified write-in candidates). Independent candidates for president were required to submit 38,113 signatures of qualified, registered voters (one percent of the total number of voters registered and eligible to vote in Georgia in the 1996 presidential election).
In 1992 (Clinton) and again in 1996 (Dole) less than 30,000 votes separated the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets in Georgia; in 2000, however, Bush-Cheney walloped Gore-Lieberman by 313,490 votes (11.69 percentage points). Bush carried 125 counties to Gore's 34. Libertarian Harry Browne achieved one of his best showings in Georgia, while Ralph Nader, despite being a write-in candidate, finished ahead of Pat Buchanan.
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