Let’s face it. If you’re a candidate, you don’t want to have your election held on the coldest day in Georgia in at least 20 years. Especially if your district is in the northern part of the state.
Take the election for House District 22, which covers portions of Fulton, Forsyth and Cherokee counties. Sam Moore got the most votes, with 924 out of 2,433. But, it’s a heartbreaker for Jeff Duncan, who fell two votes behind Meagan Biello, who had 576 votes to Duncan’s 574. Fourth place finisher Nate Cochran got 359 votes. So, Moore and Biello will advance to the runoff, which will hopefully be held when the weather is warmer.
As Nathan pointed out below, Steve Tarvin and Neal Florence will meet in a runoff election in House District 2. Tarvin received 38.2 percent of the vote to Florence’s 34.3 percent. Third place finisher Doug Woodruff received 27.5 percent of the vote.
Between the two districts, only 9.11% of the voters braved the polar vortex to exercise their right to decide who will represent them under the Gold Dome.