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Newton Election Results

Election Results in Newton County: 18.45 percent voter turnout

U.S. SENATE

Republicans:

• Paul Broun – 11.12 percent (632 votes); statewide – 9.7 percent

• Art Gardner = 0.69 percent (39 votes); statewide – 0.93 percent

• Phil Gingrey – 7.95 percent (452 votes); statewide – 10.07 percent

• Derrick Grayson – 1.09 percent (62 votes); statewide – 1 percent

• Karen Handel – 28.01 percent (1,592 votes); statewide – 21.78 percent

• Jack Kingston – 14.09 percent (801 votes); statewide – 25.96 percent

• David Perdue – 37.05 percent (2,106); statewide – 30.56 percent

Democrats:

• Steen Miles – 15.56 percent (623 votes); statewide – 11.05 percent

• Michelle Nunn – 71.6 percent (2,867 votes); statewide – 75.33 percent

• Rad Radulovacki – 3.15 percent (126 votes); statewide – 3.43 percent

• Todd Robinson – 9.69 percent (388 votes); statewide – 10.2 percent

GOVERNOR

Republicans:

• John Barge – 7.24 percent (406 votes); statewide – 11.17 percent

• Nathan Deal (incumbent) – 76.29 percent (4,277 votes); statewide – 72.11 percent

• David Pennington – 16.46 percent (923 votes); statewide – 16.73 percent

SECRETARY OF STATE

Democrats

• Gerald Beckum – 24.73 percent (910 votes); statewide – 31.47 percent

• Doreen Carter – 75.27 percent (2,769 votes); statewide – 68.53 percent

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 4

Democrats

• Thomas Brown – 48.66 percent (1,791 votes); statewide – 44.70 percent

• Henry Johnson Jr. - 51.34 percent (1,890); statewide – 55.30 percent

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE – DISTRICT 10

Republicans

• Mike Collins – 39.96 percent (846 votes); statewide – 32.98 percent

• Gary Gerrard – 2.6 percent (55 votes); statewide – 7.38 percent

• Jody Hice – 41.24 percent (873 votes); statewide – 33.5 percent

• Donna Sheldon – 10.25 percent (217 votes); statewide – 15.34 percent

• Stephen Simpson – 1.75 percent (37 votes); statewide – 4.66 percent

• Brian Slowinski – 2.17 percent (46 votes); statewide – 1.97 percent

• Mitchell Swan – 2.03 percent (43 votes); statewide – 4.16 percent

STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 112

Republicans

• Dave Belton – 24.74 percent (873 votes); statewide – 37.67 percent

• Aaron Brooks – 29.94 percent (1,409 votes); statewide – 34.3 percent

• Ester Fleming – 35.32 percent (1,246); statewide – 28.03 percent

STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 113

Democrats

• Pam Dickerson (incumbent) – 62.84 percent (1,625 votes); statewide – 65.72 percent

• Sharon Sawyer – 37.16 percent (961 votes); statewide – 34.28 percent

NEWTON COUNTY BOC POST 2

Democrats

• Earnest Simmons – 41.68 percent (333 votes)

• Lanier Sims (incumbent) – 58.32 percent (466 votes)

NEWTON COUNTY BOC POST 4

Democrats

• J.C. Henderson (incumbent) – 49.38 percent (637 votes)

• Sonya Hunte – 30.78 percent (397 votes)

• Jacquelyn Smith – 19.84 percent (256 votes)

STRAW POLL QUESTIONS

Democrats

• Should Georgia raise the state minimum wage above the current $5.15 an hour?

Yes – 96.54 percent (4,073 votes); statewide – 94.54 percent

No – 3.46 percent (146 votes) – 5.46 percent

• Should Georgians' federal tax dollars be returned to Georgia to fund Medicaid expansion and relive the indigent care burden on our hospitals?

Yes – 89.71 percent (3,730 votes); statewide – 87.64 percent

No – 10.29 percent (428 votes); statewide – 12.36 percent

• Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to create an independent ethics commission, not tied to the Governor's office, legislature or other elected office, to more effectively police potential ethics violations by elected officials?

Yes – 84.85 percent (3,410 votes); statewide - 84.03 percent

No – 15.15 percent (609 votes); statewide – 15.97 percent

• Should the Constitution of Georgia be amended to make the education budget Georgia's first funding priority?

Yes – 89.08 percent (3,637 votes); statewide - 85.53 percent

No – 10.92 percent (446 votes); statewide – 14.47 percent

• Should funding for public education at every level be a top priority in Georgia?

Yes – 94.71 percent (3,922 votes)

No – 5.29 percent (219 votes)

• Should the minimum wage in Georgia be $10.50 and increase with inflation?

Yes – 89.80 percent (3.770 votes)

No – 10.2 percent (428 votes)

• Should Georgia expand Medicaid coverage for the more than 600,000 people cut off by Governor Deal?

Yes – 88.52 percent (3,679 votes)

No – 11.48 percent (477 votes)

• Should Georgia law allow guns to be carried into churches and schools by private individuals?

Yes – 8.10 percent (340 votes)

No – 91.90 percent (3,856 votes)

• Should the state of Georgia eliminate entitlements and tax exemptions for corporations and individuals with income over $250,000 per year?

Yes – 65.10 percent (2,641 votes)

No – 34.9 percent (1,416 votes)

• Should election days for local, state and federal offices be made a national holiday?

Yes – 55.57 percent (2,296 votes)

No – 44.43 percent (1,836 votes)

• Should early voting be for a minimum of 30 days and include at least three Saturdays?

Yes – 88.27 percent (3,650 votes)

No – 11.73 percent (485 votes)

• Should same-day-as-voting voter registration be the law in Georgia?

Yes – 65.64 percent (2,633 votes)

No – 34.36 percent (1,378 votes)