For me, the primary election season started with an early July 4 gift from the Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp asking me to submit proof of my citizenship. Strangely, I have actually voted in an election since I registered to vote. According to the letter, my driver license record doesn’t show that I am… Continue reading Georgia Primary Election 2010
Over the Christmas break, a friend was visiting and we decided to head to our usual haunts in North Georgia. We hiked part of the Appalachian trail from Woody Gap. In addition, we wanted to do our usual scenic drive through the Blue Ridge there. However, we realized that a good description of what Jim… Continue reading North Georgia Snake Run
Election Day is Tuesday (I support Why Tuesday? in changing it to a weekend or a holiday), November 3. Since this is an off year, there aren’t any big contests. Here in the city of Milton in North Fulton county, we have some city council elections. The current mayor, Joe Lockwood, is running unopposed. So… Continue reading Election Day 2009
Some photographs from Christmas lights and events around Georgia.
Why did Jim Martin lose so badly in the runoff when he had done so well in the general election?
Today I dig deeper into the Presidential election results in Fulton county and specifically the precincts in Alpharetta, Milton and South Atlanta where our team of Obama volunteered worked.
I look at the detailed county level results for the 2008 Presidential election and also try to quantify the effects of race.
Let’s look at the Georgia results and see how Obama turned a 16.6% defeat of Kerry in 2004 to a 5.2% loss this time.
Georgia has been reliably Republican for a while now. But this election is different. There’s a 1 in 3 (or more) chance that Obama might win tomorrow.
We went to Pine Mountain, GA for the Independence Day weekend. There are some photos from Callaway Gardens and the Wild Animal Safari there.