Saturday, November 15, 2008

Final Georgia Election Results Compared to 2004

For all the excitement over this year's election, the turnout in Georgia was only 625,505 votes higher than in 2004. The Republican margin decreased slightly from 6.6% to 5.2%. I hope these trends continue. Many people don't realize the power of the ballot. I'm sure turnout for the runoff on Dec. 2 will be far less.

2008
52.2% McCain (R) 2,048,744
47.0% Obama (D) 1,844,137
00.7% Barr (L) 28,812
00.1% Others 2610
TOTAL = 3,924,303

2004
58.0% Bush (R) 1,914,256
41.4% Kerry (D) 1,366,155
00.6% Badnarik (L) 18,387
TOTAL = 3,298,798

Source: http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/election_results