761,000-plus Georgians cast their ballots early

The Associated Press reports more than 761,000 voters cast their ballots by mail or at voting stations across Georgia before early voting largely ended last Friday, according to unofficial results from Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office.

Much of the early voting was clustered around Atlanta, the state’s population center. More than 55,000 early ballots were cast in Cobb County, where both candidates hope to perform strongly. Barnes lives there, although Republican Sonny Perdue carried it in 2002 when he unseated Barnes from the governor’s office after a single term.

Cobb County was followed by DeKalb County east of Atlanta and urban Fulton County — both strongholds for Democrats — and finally Gwinnett County, which has historically leaned Republican but has seen its wide margin erode in recent years with an influx of immigrants.

4 comments Add your comment

Hank

November 2nd, 2010
8:55 am

Although the polls have been, open for only about 2 hours. I project that the people of my native state have returned Senator Johnny Isakson back to The Congress of the United States of America. This was an easy decision for most Georgia voters, considering the alternative.

Calvin

November 2nd, 2010
11:52 am

It doesnt matter how long the polls have been open, I certainly will not vote for the same old republicans who gave us increased taxes and cause the down fall of the american family by greed.

Ben

November 2nd, 2010
12:04 pm

^^ I didn’t know it was Greed to have the desire to be productive, work hard, provide for your OWN family, and not feel like we need to pay for a lot of other families who don’t share those same principles.

Nicole

November 2nd, 2010
4:49 pm

just moved to georgia from california 6 months ago. I thought the voting process was very smooth here in Cobb County and very fast. Everyone who is eligible to vote should just do it– no execuses, this is our right and our democracy to protect. The main disappointment I had was that there were quite a few “incumbents” on the ballot with no opposition– thus, I had to use the “Write-In” selection.