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Laurens Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Laurens Co. Majority Vote for Romney

Sixty-one percent of Laurens County voted for Mitt Romney in the presidential race.

Thirty-eight percent of the Laurens County vote went to Barack Obama.

That was 11,947 votes for Romney, and 7,508 votes for Obama. 

One percent, 136 votes, of Laurens Countian voters selected the third party candidate Gary Johnson on their ballots.

Nationwide, Mitt Romney had 2,054,373 votes, but 206 electoral votes. Obama won the reelection wtih 303 electoral votes.

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Laurens County Election Results

Laurens County Election Results

Laurens County Commission District 2 Results:
Jon Martin has 52% of the vote with 99% of precincts reporting.

John Barrow, Lee Anderson Make Final Pitch to Voters

EVANS, Ga. (AP) - Political rivals in Georgia's most hotly contested race for Congress are making their final appeals to voters on their last full day of campaigning.

Democratic Rep. John Barrow spent Monday waving to voters on rural street corners in Baxley and Vidalia as he sought independent votes and crossover support from Republicans to win re-election. His Republican rival, Lee Anderson of Grovetown, worked lunch crowds in his home turf of Columbia County to fire up his core supporters.

Barrow's 12th District seat was redrawn last year to give a GOP challenger an edge. 

The 12th includes Laurens, Treutlen, Wheeler and Telfair counties.

Barrow has sought to win over voters weary of partisan gridlock in Washington by playing up his differences with President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders.

Anderson, a farmer and state lawmaker, insists Barrow is more two-faced than independent.

Poll Gives Barrow 6-Point Lead Over Anderson

A poll conducted by a Georgia liberal activist group gives Congressman John Barrow a 6-point lead over his Republican challenger.

The BetterGeorgia poll interviewed more than 1,300 likely voters statewide and 450 in Barrow's 12th Congressional District.

In that race, they said 48 percent are certain to vote for Barrow and 42 percent for Lee Anderson.

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Early Voting Now Under Way

Early Voting Now Under Way

Hundreds of people lined up at the Bibb County Board of Elections office Monday for the first day of early voting.

Although we won't have official numbers until late, Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr says it's typical to see a high turnout for an election like this.

The line of voters extended outside the Bibb County Board Elections office, and inside the sight was similar.

"It was a hurry up and wait," says voter David Smith. "They wait outside a long time and then you finally get in, you thought you were going to be able to vote. It kind of like being at Six Flags or Disney World."

Signs hung nearby promoting local candidates, but most voters say the presidential race is what brought them to the polls.

They say they waited for an hour, up to an hour and a half, some for their first chance to vote.

Forum Features Senate Candidates

Forum Features Senate Candidates

The public will be able to hear candidates field questions before the general election Nov. 6.

A candidate's forum takes place at the W.E. Knox Civic Center in Gray on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m., according to Kathyjo Gordon with the Jones County Chamber of Commerce. That's at 161 West Clinton Street.

The audience will be able to ask question in written form, which will then be reviewed and given to the moderator.

The following candidates have been invited:

Runoff Results | 12th Congressional District Republican Runoff

Runoff Results | 12th Congressional District Republican Runoff

Lee Anderson leads with 13778 votes, all precincts reporting. That's 50 percent of the vote.

Rick Allen trailed with 13625 votes. That's a difference of 153 votes.

In Laurens, Wheeler, Telfair and Treutlen counties, people will vote on another Republican primary between Lee Anderson and a different candidate named Rick Allen. The winner challenges incumbent John Barrow.