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Early Voting Impacts Election Day Lines

Athens, GA– When Brittany Tippins drove to Clarke Central High School this morning to vote, she was expecting long lines and a very long wait time to cast her ballot. Those expectations were dashed after ten minutes when she walked out of the school’s gym with an “I Voted” sticker on her shirt. “To my surprise, there was really not too many people out here. And that’s kind of a good thing, because I did not want to wait in a long line. But voting was very easy,” Tippins said. The…

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Georgia Interest in the Libertarian Presidential Candidate

Recent presidential polls are indicating that Georgia could become a little less red and a little more blue after next week’s election results come in. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was in Atlanta yesterday for a rally, hoping to capitalize on the purple nature of Georgia this election cycle. “My pitch to voters is: look nobody wants to vote,” Johnson says. “I don’t find anyone that really wants to vote for Trump or Clinton. There is a principled alternative to both of them.” Governor Gary Johnson believes he is that principled…

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Record Long Lines for Early Voting

Many Athens voters are coming out to the polls early to vote in the 2016 Election. Some have always done it, some just want it to be over already. Most of the people in line today are anticipating higher-than-usual turnout on November 8th, but several of them were surprised to see how many other people came today to beat the election day crowd. “I didn’t realize there would be this many people today,” said Ruth Anne Handcock, in line with her husband, John. They were determined to wait out the…

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Candidate Spending in Presidential Election

Who has your vote? With the primaries coming up, Republicans and Democrats are fighting until the end to get the nomination for their respective parties. But at what cost? Right now, according to realclearpolitics.com, Donald Trump (R) is the favorite for the GOP nomination, and his campaign has spent just over $23.6 million. That may not sound like much, but it’s less than half of what Ted Cruz’s campaign has spent this election at more than $40.7 million. Cruz is currently trailing Trump by an average of 13.6 points, and Marco Rubio…

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Preparations for Election Day

We’re hitting the home stretch and tomorrow is the day to vote for your next president of the United states. About one-fourth of Athens voters have voted early and reporter Crystal Mitchell says the Board of Elections is expecting huge numbers tomorrow.

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