Election Results

The official results of the June 9 election in Jeff Davis County were updated Tuesday.
In local elections, the latest totals were:
Republican Jason Taylor topped J. Herman Sellers in the race for Probate Judge and will face Democrat Glenn L. Harris Sr. in the November General Election.
In the Coroner race, Tommy Carter easily won reelection 2,168 to James W. Buford’s 519.
Democrat James Earl Cray defeated Calvin “Mickey” Kornegay 247-207 and will run against Republican David Miller in the November General Election.
In the Altamaha County Commission race, incumbent Ricky Crosby defeated Rhonda McCarty Walsh 562-377.
In the Republican race for State House District 149 to replace incumbent Jimmy Pruett who did not seek reelection, Chris Steverson got the nod locally over Robert Pruitt 479-260.
District-wide, Pruitt barely defeated Steverson with 51% of the vote, 3,847-3,701.
In the Democratic Primary for President to run against Donald Trump, Joe Biden got 86.76% of the vote in the 12-candidate field with Bernie Sanders far behind in second with 7.09%.
Statewide, Biden got 84.70% to Sanders’ 9.47%.
In the Democratic race for U.S. Senate to oppose incumbent David Perdue, John Ossoff led the way with 38.91% of the vote while Sarah Riggs Amico got 19% and James Knox 18.55%.
Statewide, Ossoff won the 7-person Democratic race without a runoff, getting 52.56% of the vote while Teresa Tomlinson was second with 15.71% and Amico third with 11.89%.
In the Democratic election for U.S. House District 12 to run against incumbent Rick Allen, Liz Johnson out-polled Dan Steiner 329-81.
In the only contested Democratic race for Public Service Commission to challenge incumbent Lauren Bubba McDonald, Daniel Blackman defeated John Noel 272-124.
In non-partisan Supreme Court races incumbents Charlie Bethel and Sarah Hawkins Warren were approved in Jeff Davis County with 68.74% and 84.33% of the vote respectively.
In the non-binding Republican Party questions,
• No. 1 about allowing state education dollars to follow students to non-public schools was approved 1,734-848,
• No. 2 which asked if Republican Primary voting who be limited to registered Republicans was defeated 1,465-1,144 and
• No. 3 that asked if Board of Education candidates should be required to declare their political party was okayed 1,659-955.
In the non-binding Democratic Party questions,
• No. 1 which asked if Georgians should work to stop climate change and listen to the scientific community was approved 381-67,
• No. 2 about enacting standard to protect the environment from plastic items was approved 442-14,
• No. 3 that asked if eligible Georgians should be allowed to register to vote on election day was okayed 430-30,
• No. 4 which asked if redistricting should be done by an independent commission to draw district lines got the nod 347-84,
• No. 5 which asked if the cash bail system be ended was approved 343-109, and
• No. 6 about allowing felons who have served their sentences be allowed to vote was approved 429-28.

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