WUGA Election 2018 Coverage

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Early Voting for Runoff Election

Nov 26, 2018

Early voting times for the Runoff Election. By state law, one site must be at the Elections Office: 

Monday, November 26 – Friday, November 30: Elections Office, 155 East Washington Street, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30: City Hall, 301 College Avenue, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 29 & Friday, November 30: Athens-Clarke County Library, 2025 Baxter Street, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Election staff will begin mailing absentee ballots as early as Monday, November 26.

Recount Requested for Suburban Atlanta Congressional Seat

Nov 20, 2018

The Democrat challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia has filed an official request for a recount with state election officials.

Carolyn Bourdeaux says the razor-thin margin in the Atlanta-area race for the 7th District seat deserves a second count.

Official results, certified by the Georgia secretary of state Saturday, show Bourdeaux trailing Woodall by 419 votes out of 280,411 cast.

Georgia law allows a recount if the margin between the candidates is 1 percent or less.

Georgia Governor-Elect Kemp Unveils Transition Team

Nov 19, 2018

Georgia governor-elect Brian Kemp has unveiled a transition team that includes former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to begin building out his administration.

The incoming Republican made the announcement just three days after his opponent in the hotly contested race, Democrat Stacey Abrams, conceded there weren't enough votes for her to force a runoff. Kemp's win was certified by Georgia elections officials Saturday.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

Stacey Abrams spoke live on WSB TV Friday evening. Shortly after 5 pm, Abrams acknowledged that she cannot win the race for Georgia Governor. While she acknowledged Brian Kemp will become the next governor the state, she says she is still not conceding.

“I acknowledge that former Secretary of State will certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial elections…so let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper."

Volunteers Track Down Georgia Voters by Phone and on Foot

Nov 9, 2018
AP Photo/John Bazemore, Pool

Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor.

Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he's already resigned as secretary of state to start a transition with the blessing of the outgoing GOP governor, Nathan Deal. President Donald Trump weighed in with a tweet that said Kemp "ran a great race in Georgia - he won. It is time to move on!"

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