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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

GEORGIA

Race Summary

Governor    (2905 of 2908 precincts reporting)
Barnes (D) * 53%     Millner (R) 44%     Cashin (I) 3%    
Senate    (2905 of 2908 precincts reporting)
Coles (D) 46%     Coverdell (R) * 53%    
House 01    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Kingston (R) * 0%    
House 02    (317 of 317 precincts reporting)
Bishop (D) * 57%     McCormick (R) 43%    
House 03    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Collins (R) * 0%    
House 04    (180 of 181 precincts reporting)
McKinney (D) * 61%     Warren (R) 39%    
House 05    (243 of 243 precincts reporting)
Lewis (D) * 79%     Lewis Sr. (R) 21%    
House 06    (236 of 239 precincts reporting)
Pelphrey (D) 29%     Gingrich (R) * 71%    
House 07    (224 of 224 precincts reporting)
Williams (D) 45%     Barr (R) * 55%    
House 08    (317 of 317 precincts reporting)
Cain (D) 38%     Chambliss (R) * 62%    
House 09    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Deal (R) * 0%    
House 10    (337 of 337 precincts reporting)
Freeman (D) 41%     Norwood (R) * 59%    
House 11    (256 of 257 precincts reporting)
Littman (D) 31%     Linder (R) * 69%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: (OPEN) Gov. Zell Miller (D), first elected in 1990, is ineligible for a third four-year term. Millionaire businessman Guy Millner (R) will face state Rep. Roy Barnes (D), who won the Democratic nomination in a runoff, and Jack Cashin (I).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: Sen. Paul Coverdell (R), first elected in 1992, is seeking a second term. Challenging Coverdell are cookie company executive Michael Coles (D) and Bert Loftman (I).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP

Sen. Max Cleland (D); first elected 1996; next election in 2002.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Southeast; Savannah; Brunswick):
    No Democratic candidate; Jack Kingston (inc.) (R)
  • CD2 (Southwest; parts of Macon):
    Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (inc.) (D); Joe McCormick (R)
  • CD3 (West central; Columbus; Atlanta suburbs):
    No Democratic candidate; Mac Collins (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (Atlanta suburbs; parts of De Kalb, Gwinnett counties):
    Cynthia McKinney (inc.) (D); Sunny Warren (R)
  • CD5 (Parts of Atlanta):
    John Lewis (inc.) (D); John H. Lewis Sr. (R)
  • CD6 (Atlanta suburbs; Roswell; part of Marietta):
    Gary "Bats" Pelphrey (D); Newt Gingrich (inc.) (R)
  • CD7 (Northwest; Rome; part of Marietta):
    James F. Williams (D); Bob Barr (inc.) (R)
  • CD8 (South central; Macon; Warner Robins):
    Ronald L. Cain (D); Saxby Chambliss (inc.) (R)
  • CD9 (North; Dalton; Gainesville; Toccoa):
    No Democratic candidate; Nathan Deal (inc.) (R)
  • CD10 (Northeast; Augusta):
    Marion "Denise" Spencer Freeman (D); Charlie Norwood (inc.) (R)
  • CD11 (Northeast; part of Gwinnett County; Athens):
    Vincent Littman (D); John Linder (inc.) (R)

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    PRIMARY DATE

    July 21

    Rrimary results

    (August 11 runoff)

    Runoff results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    May 1


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 10

    To Watch:
    Question D: Veterans
    Would broaden tax exemptions for veterans who not only own their motor vehicles, but also those who lease them.

    Constitutional Amendment 3: Criminal Justice
    Would provide for additional monetary penalties for offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and allocate the monies to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund for care and rehabilitation purposes.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 3 Democrat, 8 Republicans
    State Senate: 33 Democrats, 23 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 101 Democrats, 79 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 56 seats up
    House: All 180 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 5,418,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 3,850,285 (9/98)


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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    13


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Dole won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Carter in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Wallace in 1968; Goldwater in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1992

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Dole 47%
    Clinton 46%
    Perot 6%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 44%
    Bush 43%
    Perot 13%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 60%
    Dukakis 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 60%
    Mondale 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Carter 56%
    Reagan 41%
    Anderson 2%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 7,353,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)

    White: 73.5%
    African American: 24.6%
    Asian: 1.1%
    Native American: 0.2%
    Other/Undeclared: 0.6%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.6% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)

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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Atlanta
    State Nicknames: Peach State, Empire State of the South

    As a result of a 1995 Supreme Court decision that declared two voting districts to be unconstitutionally gerrymandered on the basis of race, all the state's 11 congressional districts had to be redrawn; African Americans lost their majority in two of three districts. Georgia is the sixth fastest-growing state in the country this decade and voter registration has risen from 3.3 million to more than 4 million. A dramatic influx of new residents, and voters, is forcing incumbents, who might have expected an easy re-election, to campaign hard. Georgia is the only state to have not elected a Republican governor this century (Georgians haven't elected one since the Reconstruction). Political patterns over the last 20 years have shown the Democrats' "natural majority" gradually slipping away and depending more on the black votes. At other levels of government, Georgia has been moving strongly toward the Republicans ("Almanac of American Politics," 1998). Jimmy Carter, the only living former Democratic President, is a Georgian and is a former governor of the state. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) represents the 6th Congressional District.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Georgia Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.sos.state.ga.us/
    Georgia Elections Division
    http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/default.htm
    Georgia Gov. Zell Miller's Home Page
    http://www.State.Ga.US/index/gagov.html
    Georgia State Senate
    http://www.ganet.org/homepages/senate/
    Georgia Senate House of Representatives
    http://www2.state.ga.us/Legis/1997_98/house/index.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    WGNX (Atlanta)
    http://www.wgnx.com/news/
    WRDW (Augusta)
    http://www.wrdw.com/
    WTVM (Columbus)
    http://www.wtvm.com/
    WTOC (Savannah)
    http://www.wtoctv.com/

    State Newspapers

    Athens Daily News
    http://www.onlineathens.com
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    http://www.accessatlanta.com
    The Augusta Chronicle
    http://augustachronicle.com
    Savannah Morning News
    http://www.savannahnow.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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