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Two days of early voting left in Dec. 2 runoff

Georgia voters are heading back to the polls for the final time this year to settle three statewide races that remain undecided following the Nov. 4 election.

December 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Early voting continues; check out our runoff election guide

Early voting began Monday in Hall County for the Dec. 2 runoff election in three statewide races.

November 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Early voting begins today for Dec. 2 runoff

Early voting begins today in Hall County for the Dec. 2 runoff election in three statewide races.

November 20, 2008 | From staff reports | Election 2008


Monday is first day of early voting

And you thought election season was over.

November 19, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Election 2008


Residents relate the personal significance of this election

Regardless of their political affiliation, people who watched election coverage Tuesday night knew they were witnessing history.

When Illinois Sen. Barack Obama won enough Electoral College votes to become the first African-American president of the United States, the news sent reverberations throughout the nation and the world.

November 10, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Election 2008


Chambliss, Martin vote tally may come this weekend

The final verdict on the partisan makeup of the U.S. Senate next year likely will be decided by Georgia voters on Dec. 2 after Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss came just a few votes shy of winning without a runoff.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Chambliss had 49.8 percent of the vote, short of the 50 percent plus one required under state law to avoid a runoff. Democrat Jim Martin, a former Georgia legislator and once-reluctant Senate candidate, won 46.8 percent of the vote. Libertarian Allen Buckley pulled 3.4 percent.

November 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Election analysis: 1 Hall precinct voted Democratic

The extended early voting period makes a complete analysis of Hall County's election results difficult as more than half the ballots cast on Tuesday are lumped together as absentee ballots.

However, the presidential vote of 60,056 represented a 17 percent increase over the previous presidential election in 2004. Of that increase, Republicans gained only 14 percent, compared with the Democratic gain of 37 percent. Libertarians, with former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr, a familiar Georgia name on their ticket, saw an increase of 41 percent.

November 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Barack Obama elected nation's 44th president

Americans voted for change on Tuesday, and in doing so made history.

November 09, 2008 | By Staff and Wire Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Election 2008


Big turnout: 75 percent in Hall cast ballots

More than half of those who cast ballots in this year's general election didn't do so on Election Day.

November 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Election 2008


Chambliss, Martin move to runoff

In the Georgia Senate race, Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has failed to reach the majority vote requirement needed under state law to avoid a runoff. The freshman senator will face Democrat Jim Martin in the Dec. 2 contest to fill the last seat in the new Senate, the Associated Press said.

This story will be updated as developments warrant.

November 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Ballot questions: Hall OKs tax break, dividing tax bills

Hall County voters approved a pair of local ballot questions Tuesday.

November 09, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Election 2008


Northeast Georgia Election roundup

Here are the results of contested races and ballot questions in area counties:

Banks County

November 09, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Election 2008


Election Scene: Voters turn out for many reasons

The Election Day scene across Hall County on Tuesday:

November 09, 2008 | | Election 2008


Local Democrats jubilant over victory

The election of Barack Obama brought jubilation to Hall County Democrats, who had little to celebrate locally or on a statewide basis.

November 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Election 2008


Incumbent Wynne wins close judge race

Incumbent state court Chief Judge Charlie Wynne defeated challenger Sonny Sykes on Tuesday to win four more years on the bench in Hall County's only contested judicial race.

November 08, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Election 2008


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