“Freedoms on the ballot”; Mike Pence encourages Georgia voters

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VP Mike Pence looks out at Georgia crowd in Gainesville.

 

VP Mike Pence looks out at Georgia crowd in Gainesville.

VP Mike Pence looks out at Georgia crowd in Gainesville.

Vice President Mike Pence pointed into the lively crowd and said Georgia is “up for the task” as the Jan. 5 runoff approaches for the U.S. Senate election.

“Here in Georgia, we’re going to have us a rodeo.”

Pence made his way to Gainesville as part of his “Defend the Majority Rally.” The stop was held at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center promptly at 3:15 p.m.

Mike Pence, Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, as well as Commissioner McDonald, spoke to hundreds of Georgia voters.

With the first election results for Senate, Warnock obtained under 33% of the vote. Loeffler received under 26% and Republican Doug Collins – who ran against Loeffler for the conservative vote – received under 20%. Since Collins conceded Loeffler, he has since then endorsed her. This gives potential to unite the Republican vote in the January runoff.

VP Mike Pence looks out at Georgia crowd in Gainesville.

Loeffler will face Rafael Warnock. Perdue will run against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff.

A runoff election is a second election that is held to determine a winner. This happens when neither candidate in the first election met the required threshold to win. Georgia law states that if no candidate breaks 50%, the top two vote-getters will run again to determine a winner.

Perdue stressed to voters the importance of early voting with his worry of ice storms in Georgia.

“We need your help to make sure the road to socialism never runs through the state of Georgia,” Perdue said. “By getting the vote out again, we will tell America and the Democratic party and the world that the work we’ve done the last four year has not been for not. We’re going to protect the work of Donald Trump and Mike Pence over the last four years that made America great again.”

Pence promised the voters that they are and will continue to fight on a legal matter with getting in the correct votes for the 2020 election and for America. Pence said President Donald Trump and himself stand strong with both Perdue and Loeffler.

Woman with Trump 2020 hat on holds up an American flag

“We’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted. We’re going to keep fighting until every illegal vote is thrown out and whatever the future holds, we will never stop fighting to make America great again,” Pence said. “That’s why Georgia and America need David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler back in a Republican majority.”

Pence spoke to the crowd to campaign for Perdue and Loeffler with the upcoming January runoff. The runoff is crucial to the Republican party, beings it will determine which party has control over the Senate.

Loeffler reiterated to voters what is important to her, which is “conservative values.”

“It is our job to keep America great, keep fighting for this President, keep fighting for this Vice President because they love America,” Loeffler said. “We’re going to be fighting for your conservative values.”

The Vice President also took the time to talk about the successes of the Trump Administration, highlighted the restoration of America’s military and said Trump has been a man of his word. Additionally, Loeffler, Perdue, Pence and Trump are firm believers in supporting law enforcement.

Pence stated that Pfizer turned in their vaccine to the FDA, with 40 million vaccines to be distributed across America by the end of the year.

“That’s the leadership of President Donald Trump; we’re in the miracle business,” Pence said.

The Georgia Secretary of State officially reported President Trump’s loss of Georgia overall in the 2020 election. President-elect Joe Biden makes him the first Democratic presidential nominee to win Georgia since Bill Clinton in 1992.

(left to right) Kelly Loeffler, Mike Pence and David Perdue engage with Georgia crowd at rally

With early, in-person voting in Georgia starting on Dec. 13, Pence said it is crucial to go out and vote for Senators that will continue to defend important American rights.

“A careful study of U.S. history shows that every time the American people are given a choice, between a future of more freedom and a future of less freedom, the American people choose freedom every time…so go tell them freedoms on the ballot on January 5.”

Towns County August 11 runoff election returns

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General Primary runoff election

TOWNS COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the August 11 runoff election. To review the unofficial election returns for your local, state, and federal races, check out the list below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State.

Kenneth Henderson won by 40 votes over Daren Osborn. Gurtler carried Towns in the District Nine race and Hall carried Towns in 1,872. In the Democratic Primary Runoff, Devin Pandy won with 239 votes.

Precincts: 5 reporting

COUNTY TOTAL

Sheriff

Republican

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 1,880

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 1,840

Senate District 50

Republican

Stacy Hall – 1,872

Bo Hatchett – 1, 678

U.S. House of Representatives District 9 

Republican

Andrew Clyde – 1,589

Matt Gurtler – 2,032

Democrat

Devin Pandy – 239

Brooke Siskin – 129

PRECINCT TOTALS

YOUNG HARRIS

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 679

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 458

MACEDONIA

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 569

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 807

HIAWASSEE

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson – 632

Daren “Bear” Osborn – 575

To see the state election returns, click here. This article contains the overall race winner and identified runoffs for State House, State Senate, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate in FYN’s coverage area.

The General Election is scheduled for November 3 as well as the jungle primary for Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat.

Hall committed to staying in the race until every vote is counted

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HIAWASSEE, Ga – The question of who will be the Republican nominee for Georgia Senate District 50 is still unanswered following Tuesday night’s runoff election. With 100 percent reporting, only 34 votes separate candidates Stacy Hall and Bo Hatchett, and Hall’s pledged to remain in the race until all votes are in.

Each candidate held the lead at some point on election night, but the latest total favored Hatchett. Around midnight on Tuesday, Hall announced to his followers on social media that his campaign would be canvasing every board of elections office for any uncounted votes.

On Wednesday at 4 p.m., he announced that his campaign has confirmed that “there are still absentee, provisional, and overseas ballots still to be counted.”

The number of outstanding votes outweighs the current margin of difference in votes between Hall and Hatchett.

“I appreciate everyone’s patience as we await the final tally.  Ivy and I remain incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes,” said Hall.

Our campaign has confirmed that there are still absentee, provisional, and overseas ballots still to be counted. The…

Posted by VOTE STACY HALL on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hall has a current vote total of 12,448 (49.93%), and he won seven out of eight District 50 counties. Hatchett has received 12,482 (50.07%). Both are from Habersham County, which Hatchett carried with 63 percent of the vote. Hall also serves as Habersham Commission Chairman.

Once all the votes are counted, if less a percentage difference remains, candidates can call for a recount.

As for Hatchett, he and his campaign “feel good about where we are, this race was very competitive, and we don’t have final results yet. We believe the people in each election commission office will do their due diligence to ensure every vote is counted.”

Hatchett is a lawyer from Cornelia, Ga.

The Cornelia lawyer also thanked his supporters for helping him to run a “positive campaign.” Hatchett also hoped that the tight District 50 race reminds “ALL fellow Republicans that every vote truly matters.”

See Towns County vote totals, here. 

See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

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General Primary runoff election

NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia.

The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019.

For a breakdown of the runoff races, see below.

STATE & FEDERAL

U.S. House of Representatives District 9

Republican

Andrew Clyde

Matt Gurtler

Democrat

Devin Pandy

Brooke Siskin

U.S. House of Representatives District 14

Republican

John Cowan

Marjorie Greene

U.S. Senate

Democrat

John Ossoff

Teresa Tomlinson

Georgia State House Representative District 9

Republican

Steve Liebel

Will Wade

Georgia State Senate District 50

Republican

Stacy Hall

Bo Hatchett

COUNTY 

Fannin – Commission Chairman

Republican

Stan Helton

Jamie Hensley

Gilmer – Magistrate Judge

Kevin Johnson

Reagan Griggs Pritchett

Pickens – Tax Commissioner

Republican

Daniel Reeves

Amy Gibson

Pickens – Board of Education Post One

Republican

Donna Enis

Thomas Gartrell

White – Probate Judge

Republican

Don Ferguson

Carol Jackson

Towns – Sheriff

Republican

Kenneth “Ode” Henderson

Daren “Bear” Osborn

Murray – Sheriff

Republican

Dekota Boling

Jimmy Davenport

Read General Primary state results here.

To review the individual county race returns, please go to the individual websites.

The election for Kelly Loeffler’s Senate Seat won’t appear on the ballot until Nov 3.

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