Where We Stand This Morning

With 96% of the precincts reporting according to the Secretary of State, we have Jim Whitehead at 43.5%, Paul Broun with 20.7%, and James Marlow with 20.3% of the vote.

I assume there will be a recount of the vote given the fine line between the Broun and Marlow numbers, though of course some of the absentees and provisions will need to be examined too.

Right now there are less than 200 votes separating Broun and Marlow. It’d be easier, of course, for Whitehead to go against Marlow than Broun, but we’ll see.


  1. buzzbrockway says:

    I think there will be an automatic recount which might change a few votes but not the outcome. Unless Marlow and the Democrats have evidence of fraud or incompetence on the part of elections officials the election will be certified later this week and Whitehead and Broun will get it on.

    It will be interesting to see if this gets really nasty between these two guys.

  2. bowersville says:

    I’d say based on the AJC P/I article today, it’s already nasty.

    Joel McElhannon is attributing a ’96 statement to Broun in which Broun advocated the elimination of Social Security and Medicare, wants to end federal spending on education and doesn’t think disaster relief is a proper function of government.

    BTW, all of Clarke County has reported, it didn’t help Marlow and the precincts still out won’t help him either.

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