Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The incumbent received nearly 95 percent of the vote in DeKalb, 67 percent in Gwinnett to win the newly formed district seat.
Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick was the victor for the newly formed House District 93 seat Tuesday, receiving 94.62 percent of the 7,728 votes cast in DeKalb precincts to opponent Christine Hoffer's 5.33 percent. Kendrick, a Democrat, received 10,694 votes, or 67 percent, to Republican Hoffer's 5,249 votes, or 33 percent. Based on 2010 data, Hoffer saw a pattern leaning Democratic in the 11 precincts which are now in newly formed District 93. Still, she said, "I wanted to reach out to conservative Democrats regarding social issues." According to information from the state's Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office, the 11 precincts voted 72 percent Democratic for govenor and lieutenant governor and 71 percent Democratic in the U.S. …
Michele Henson captured 77.18 percent of the vote.
Incumbent Michele Henson captured 77.18 percent of votes for newly formed Georgia House District 86, cruising to victory over opponent Lisa Kinnemore, who received 22.82 percent. "I'm just delighted to have won tonight," Henson told Patch. "I'm looking forward to serving DeKalb once more." Henson received 16,410 votes; Kinnemore, 4,852, with the 17 precincts reporting. "I want to thank Lisa for running a good clean race," Henson continued. "I'm ready to begin reaching out into this new district." Kinnemore said she valued meeting so many people in the district during her campaign. She said she’s “grateful for the opportunity, and I just look forward to the next election in two years.” The district includes Stone Mountain, Tucker and …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The constitutional amendment grants the state authority to approve charter schools, whether local school boards want them or not.
Georgia voters gave the state more authority over charter schools on Tuesday, passing a constitutional amendment empowering a commission to overrule local school districts that reject charter school petitions. With all counties fully reporting, the hotly contested amendment had support of 58.5 percent of voters. See selected county results below. It was an emotionally charged issue that in some ways united Georgians across political and demographic lines. A Peach Pundit poll from late October had found "no significant difference [in support] based on whether a voter is a Republican or a Democrat, a male or a female, or based on race." Camille Cottrell, an Emory University instructor and card-carrying Democrat, is an example of the …
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about the presidential and local election races, check out Stone Mountain-Lithonia Patch's election guide.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Don't forget Saturday voting is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at three locations.
With the Nov. 6 Election Day fast approaching, voters are trying to beat the long lines at the polls. Through Thursday, 58,338 voters had cast early ballots in DeKalb County, according to the DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office. That's 12.4 percent of the county's 470,065 registered voters. If you have a hard time getting away from work to vote, consider Saturday voting. Registered voters can cast ballots from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at these three locations. From Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, these other polls will be open for early voting. Please note: No early voting will be allowed on Saturday, Nov. 3, or Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, go to the DeKalb County Elections Office webpage.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Not surprisingly, Republican respondents said Mitt Romney won and Democrats said Barack Obama won. But Democratic respondents were much stronger in their opinion.
Your view of Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy may come down to who you already supported for president. A Patch flash poll of influential Republicans and Democrats in Georgia found that opinions on who won generally fell along party lines: Republicans thought Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner and Democrats thought President Barack Obama prevailed. It was a strong contrast to the first time the candidates faced off on Oct. 3, when the consensus of both parties was that Obama looked bored or annoyed and that Romney succeeded in presenting himself as presidential. Republican respondents said they felt Romney won the final debate, with 26.7 percent saying it was “by a wide margin” and 40 percent “by a slim margin.” Another …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch polled Georgia elected officials and activists in both parties to find out who they felt won the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
A flash poll of influential members of Georgia’s GOP and Democratic parties found rare agreement on the question of who won Wednesday night’s presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. As a Democratic respondent put it, “Mitt is back in the race.” Patch tapped our panels of Democrats and Republicans who hold office, are former elected officials, candidates or party activists for twin polls that were conducted in the first hour after the debate ended. Patch received responses from 32 Republicans and 15 Democrats. The poll is not scientific. Of the GOP respondents, 87.5 percent said Romney won “by a wide margin” and 12.5 percent said he won by “a slim margin.” Democratic respondents were less emphatic about …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Patch polled elected officials and activists in both parties to find out how they felt about their recent conventions. Both sides felt their own party got a boost, but Democrats expressed stronger feelings about the momentum they say Obama got.
Patch tapped our panels of influential Democrats and Republicans for twin polls, which were conducted this week. The results are unscientific. Democrats and Republicans were polled separately, with people from each party asked to focus on their own presidential candidate's performance and their own party's convention. Patch received responses from 31 Democrats and 56 Republicans. Do you have a suggestion for future polls of influential Republicans and Democrats? Tell us in the comments area below this article. See also: The DNC: A Path Forward Keep up-to-date with what's happening in Stone Mountain by liking Patch on Facebook, following us on Twitter and receiving our daily newsletter -
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The incumbent blew past other candidates in Tuesday's primary.
DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May of District 5 received 13,305 votes, or 67.79 percent of the total 19,626, to breeze past the competition for his seat in Tuesday's primary. With all precincts reporting, the incumbent was the clear victor for District 5, which includes parts of unincorporated Stone Mountain and Lithonia. The results for the candidates were as follows: Gina Mangham, 12.65 percent; Ken Samuel, 13.25 percent; Andre R. White, 6.31 percent. You may also enjoy reading: Election 2012: County Commission Districts 4 and 5