Skip to comments.*** GEORGIA VOTES -- LIVE THREAD, PRIMARY ELECTION -- JULY 20, 2004 ***
Posted on 07/20/2004 3:09:23 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
Will it be Isakson? Cain? A runoff?
Will that beast McKinney go down in flames to Leviatan?
Who will be the Dims sacrificial lamb in the Senate race?
Here is the place where we'll discuss it.
GO, CAIN, GO!
At 7 PM ask the mods to add this thread to "Breaking News"
Y'all vote today?
For those of us not closely following the Georgia primaries, can someone give us a thumbnail sketch of the races GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY mentions in the opening of this thread? Much thanks.
Here ya go.
bump for after poll closing
I just heard a guy call in to the Glenn Beck program from Georgia and he said that he could not vote for the sherriff he wanted locally and vote Republican for the rest of the offices at the same time because of the voting ticket.
Court Orders Special Provisions for Overseas Georgia Voters
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2004 -- A delay in the mailing of absentee ballots to Georgia citizens overseas for the state's July 20 primary election prompted a U.S. District Court to order Georgia to accept and count ballots applied for and cast by certain dates.
Overseas Georgia voters whose application for an absentee ballot was received on or before June 21, may cast votes for all federal offices as long as they were cast by 7 p.m. EDT July 20 and received by 5 p.m. EDT July 23.
The court also ordered Georgia to pay for the overnight mailing of overseas absentee ballots.
Georgia overseas voters should return their absentee ballot to their county board of elections as soon as possible, using the accounts that the state has arranged with both United Parcel Service and Federal Express free of charge. UPS or FedEx account numbers are available by calling the Federal Voting Assistance Program toll-free at (800) 438-VOTE (8683), (703) 588-1584, DSN 425- 1343 or toll-free from 64 countries listed at a special Web site.
The court also ordered Georgia to accept faxed delivery of overseas ballots. It requires that the voter be informed of and agree to waive the right to a secret ballot. Faxed ballots must be received by county elections officials by 7 p.m. EDT July 20. Voters returning a ballot by fax should refer to Appendix C of the 2004-2005 Voting Assistance Guide on the Federal Voting Assistance Program Web site, where they also will find complete instructions. Voters must provide a return transmission fax number, including international prefixes, on all documents sent by fax. Voters can fax ballots to (703) 588-0108 or DSN 425-0108, or to one of the 50 overseas fax numbers listed at a special Web site.
Overseas Georgia voters who have not received their state absentee ballot may also use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, Standard Form 186, to vote for candidates for frederal office for the primary election. These ballots must be cast by 7 p.m. EDT July 20 and received by 5 p.m. EDT July 23. The ballots are available from their voting assistance officer or at their U.S. Embassy or consulate. Georgia has also made the FWAB available online in PDF format on the state's Web site. Voters must submit both the ballot and the voter declaration/affirmation.
Voters who receive their official Georgia absentee ballot after submitting a FWAB should vote and return it prior to the July 20 deadline. If it is received by July 23, the official absentee ballot will supersede the FWAB. Voters also may scan the completed FWAB and voter Declaration/affirmation, and e-mail them to email@example.com.
Officials said voting assistance officers should contact Georgia voters in their unit to inform them of the court orders and help to them return their absentee ballot.
Questions may also be referred to the Federal Voting Assistance Program by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some links:
Republican Senate - http://www.11alive.com/specials/local/decision2004/race.asp?id=1000"
Democrat - Senate -
House District 4 Dim (McKinney/Levatan/Wollard)
House District 6 Rep (Clay/Lamut/Price)
House District 8 Rep (Crots/Glenn/Mills/Westmorland)
Do you have access to NewLand's "Herman Cain ping list?"
Dem Senate Primary - wide open field led by 1st term Representative Ultra-Liberal Denise Majette. Majette is expected to win handily tonight, but is seen as a sacrificial lamd in November.
The other race mentioned - Whack job "ITS DA JOOS FAULT" Cynthia McKinney is back to try and get the Congressional seat Majette won from her back.
Turnout Described as Light
Provided By: The Associated Press
Last Modified: 7/20/2004 6:03:34 PM
Precinct voting in the state's general primary today has been described as light.
State officials had predicted that about 30 percent of the state's 3.8 million registered voters will make it to the polls.
Secretary of State Cathy Cox raised the prediction to 30 percent last week after receiving reports of unexpectedly large numbers of advance voters.
More than 76,000 people took advantage of the early voting option last week between Monday and Friday.
A 30 percent turnout would roughly match the turnout two years ago and exceed that of 2000, when some 26.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls.
The Secretary of State's office says its results include all Georgia counties except for Johnson County.
During the early voting period, which lasted from Monday to Friday last week, more Democrats than Republicans cast ballots.
Of the total, 42,118 selected the Democratic ballot and 33, 741 selected a Republican one. Only about 200 people opted to vote solely in the nonpartisan election for judges.
DeKalb County had the highest number of early votes - about 4,700 -- among the counties included in the preliminary total.
The advance voting allowed people to go to the registrar's office in their county and cast a ballot without having to give a reason, as they would have to do for an absentee ballot.
Cast my vote for Cain. Heard about a large Republican turnout for anybody-but-Cynthia in DeKalb precincts. Don't know how much that will hurt Cain but it can't help his opponents.
Sure he could, if he asked for an independant/non-partisan ballot.
You know what I can't figure out?
Why did Majette give up a safe seat for what'll likely be a futile race for Senate?
Was she afraid of running against Cynthia "Big Mouth" McKinney again?
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