2018 Election Recap

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The 2018 General Elections have FINALLY come to an end. The Nov. 6th election provided some surprises, some historic wins and what will definitely be discussions in political science classes across the country. It also left us with a December 4th Run-off Election that brought this cycle's elections to a close.

After a couple of week's legal wrangling, Georgia's race for Governor finally came to an end. Democrat Stacey Abrams, while not conceding the race, acknowledged former Secretary of State Brian Kemp as the Governor-elect. Kemp bested Abrams by a slim 50.23% to 48.83% margin. 

On the state level, Republicans retained the majority of Georgia's Constitutional offices, but the General Assembly saw at least 13 House seats and 2 Senate seats flip to Democrats. Here are a few notes from election night:

* ARPAC supported candidates Fulton County Chairman Robb Pitts and Cobb Commissioner Joanne Birrell both were re-elected to 4 year terms.

* Democrat Lucy McBath defeated incumbent Congresswoman Karen Handel for Georgia's 6th district.

* In the run-off former State Rep. Brad Raffensberger defeated former Congressman John Barrow in Georgia's Secretary of State's race.

* Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton retained his seat over Democratic Challenger Linda Miller in the Dec. 4th run-off as well.

* A property tax increase cap passed in the City of Atlanta.

* Eagle's Landing failed to become a city.

* REALTOR Dale Washburn was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in District 141.

To see more detailed election night results, click this link. To view your county's results, click here.


Friday, November 30, 2018
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