Local Voters Favor Cagle

None of the Republican candidates for Georgia Governor in last week’s Primary and Nonpartisan General Election received a majority of the vote in Jeff Davis County, as was the case statewide.
Locally Casey Cagle led the way with 359 votes (34.59%), followed by Brian Kemp with 282 (27.17%) and Hunter Hill with 234 (22.54%). Cable and Kemp will face each other in the runoff.
On the Democratic side, Stacey Abrams got 161 votes to 77 for Stacey Evans.
The races for Lieutenant Governor were both close in Jeff Davis County. On the Republican side, Rick Jeffares had 355, David Shafer 343 and Geoff Duncan 215. For the Democrats, Sarah Riggs Amico edged Triana Arnold James 107-101.
For Secretary of State, Republican David Belle Isle led the way with 292 votes, Josh McKoon had 262, Brad Raffensperger 179 and Buzz Brockway 141. Democrat John Barrow garnered 150 votes, far outdistancing Dee Dawkins-Haigler with 45 and Rakeim “RJ” Hadley with 27.
In Federal races, incumbent Republican Congressman Rick Allen easily topped challenger Eugene Yu 793-189, while on the Democratic side it was Francys Johnson 103, Robert Ingham 64 and Trent Nesmith 41.
Jeff Davis voters favored incumbent State Representative Greg Morris over Lee Burton 163-73.
Democratic voters were given four straw poll questions to vote on. Jeff Davis County voters favored banning bump stocks 151-69, favored expanding Medicaid 202-32, approved turning over redistricting to an independent, non-partisan commission 156-71, and were in favor of promoting mass transit 149-78.

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