Monday, November 12, 2018
"On Election Day, much of DeKalb County was seeing blue.
Stacey Abrams nabbed 258,706 votes Tuesday, with Brian Kemp receiving nearly 49,000 votes. Libertarian candidate Ted Metz received 2,755 votes.
A total of 310,112 people — including 150,814 early voters — voted in DeKalb this election season. Provisional ballots are not included in the totals.
Much of Abrams’ base was in the southern part of the county. She also won Cobb and Gwinnett counties.
The strong showing for Abrams in DeKalb may not be surprising considering the Democrat has strong ties to the county and is a graduate of Avondale High School. At that precinct, she won 1,025 to Kemp’s 136. Metz took home 15 votes. The precinct also had a complaint of inoperable ID scanners.
“The ID scanners aren't working, and some folks are showing up in the system as either unregistered or, like me, showing up as having already voted when they absolutely have not voted yet,” resident Ellaree Yeagley said in a Facebook post. “It took time and several phone calls, but they supposedly have purged my false vote from the system and I was able to cast my electronic ballot.”
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