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Obama, Romney yield to voters

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.

November 06, 2012 | Associated Press | Election

Ga. early voting lags behind 2008 pace

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia early voting picked up in the final days, but it looks like turnout will fall just short of the 2 million ballots cast before the 2008 election.

November 05, 2012 | BILL BARROW, Associated Press | Election has the 2012 Election Covered

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November 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Obama, Romney pursue last votes

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their last stands of the 2012 campaign Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the vote in their favor.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Election

Fla. tough sell for Obama, Romney

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states.

November 05, 2012 | Associated Press | Election

Early voting brings out 17,000-plus

Early voters continue to turn out in droves, as both political parties are doing their best to turn out the vote leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

October 30, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Candidates speak on future of county

Candidates seeking elected office in Newton County were asked to weigh in on Baxter International's arrival, how the county can attract new residents and business and what the future looks like at a Thursday forum hosted by the Newton County Home Builders Association.

October 13, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

SCLC holds candidate forum Sept. 20

In an effort to educate voters before the general election, the Newton-Rockdale chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold a forum for Rockdale candidates Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Christian Church, 1316 Olympic Court, in Conyers.

September 13, 2012 | | Election

Runoff Q&A with Ronnie Dimsdale

Q: You have been a county commissioner previously, but were not re-elected the last time in District 2. Why should Republican voters of District 5 choose you to represent them in a new district?

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

Runoff Q&A with Levie Maddox

Q: You have never held a political office before. Why should Republican voters choose you to represent them in a new district?

August 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

House 113 headed for Aug 21 runoff

The House District 113 race will be determined in the August 21 run-off election after incumbent Pamela Dickerson received 42 percent of the Democratic votes (1,959 votes) and Sharon Sawyer received 32.47 percent (1,512 votes).

August 01, 2012 | | Election

Pastor faces incumbent Congressman for Fourth Congressional District

Three-term District Four Congressman Hank Johnson will face Republican Chris Vaughn in November after defeating two local candidates in the Democratic Primary. Johnson earned nearly 77% of the votes with 52,903 votes versus Courtney Dillard's 13,118 votes and 2,724 for Lincoln Nunnally.

August 01, 2012 | | Election

Results: T-SPLOST fails

One of the most wide-reaching votes of the evening had one of the biggest buildups as advocates hailed it as the future of transportation funding, while opponents labeled it as yet another example of poor government planning that wouldn't accomplish what is said it would.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Voters rise for Judge Ott

The only judge to be challenged this year, incumbent Judge John Ott faced opposition from Covington lawyer Stephanie Lindsey, best known for representing Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter in the recent school blogging lawsuit. However, Ott took the primary with 8,731votes.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Davis seeks re-election as coroner

For almost three decades, Tommy Davis has been in the funeral business, as deputy coroner since 2003 and coroner since 2009. The 44-year-old is running once again, all because of his love for Newton County.

July 17, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Election

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