Live Blog: Barrow, Roundtree win in Ga. races

By: Kara Apel Email
By: Kara Apel Email

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

News 12 is on your side with the latest and most up-to-date information on Election Day 2012. Stay tuned to this live blog for updates throughout the day.

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10:55 p.m.

John Barrow has officially won the race for the 12th Congressional District.

It looks like a runoff for Richmond County Commission District 1 with incumbent Matt Aitken getting 40 percent of the vote and Bill Fennoy with 30 percent. In Richmond County District 3, Mary Davis is winning with 66 percent. In 7th District, Donnie Smith has 55 percent. Marion Williams wins the 9th District race with 55 percent.

In The Richmond County School Board, Marion Barnes won the 1st District with 76 percent and Jimmy Adkins won the 8th District with 62 percent.

For the charter school issue in Georgia, 57 percent of voters decided to approve state control over charter schools.

Right now, with 54 percent of precincts reporting, 86 percent of voters are saying yes to Columbia County commissioners having term limits.

As for Sunday alcohol sales, Burke County has voted yes, Waynesboro has voted yes for Sunday alcohol sales at package stores and for sales by the drink.

Incumbent Ashley Wright has won the race for district attorney for the Augusta circuit with 55 percent.

10:30 p.m.

News 12's Katie Beasley is at the Lee Anderson campaign where he is conceding in the race to John Barrow.

"The people have spoken, but we're not giving up," Anderson said in his concession speech.

John Barrow (Dem / Inc.) 132,866 -- 54%
Lee Anderson (Rep) -- 113,881 -- 46%

10:15 p.m.

The race has officially been called for Richmond County sheriff with Roundtree winning.

100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING:
Richard Roundtree (Dem)49,389 -- 63%
Freddie Sanders (Rep) 28,395 -- 37%

A picture of Sanders congratulating Roundtree:

10:10 p.m.

Roundtree victory speech:

9:55 p.m.

Waynesboro Sunday Sales by Package
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes 1,380 61%
No 891 39%

Waynesboro Sunday Sales by Drink
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes 1,353 60%
No 904 40%

9:40 p.m.

In an interview with News 12, Freddie Sanders gave what some would call a concession speech in the race for Richmond County sheriff.

"My prediction is he's gonna win," Sanders said. "It would be hard to recover from this far behind."

He was complimentary of Richard Roundtree and his campaign.

"If he wins, congratulations to him. He ran a good race. And if he is elected ... I'm going to everything I can to help him. I'm going to shake his hand and congratulate him ... I'm proud for him."

News 12's Sheli Muniz talked with Roundtree.

"I think the citizens of Augusta should be excited. Now we can put this election behind us and move forward together," Roundtree said.

9:25 p.m.

Richmond County sheriff:
Richard Roundtree (Dem) 35,860 -- 64%
Freddie Sanders (Rep) 19,915 -- 36%

9:13 p.m.

Preliminary results for Richmond County sheriff:
Richard Roundtree (Dem) 35,860 -- 64%
Freddie Sanders (Rep) 19,915 -- 36%

12th Congressional District race is still very close:
31% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Lee Anderson (Rep) 42,524 -- 50%
John Barrow (Dem / Inc.) 42,059 -- 50%

9:05 p.m.

Here's Richmond County sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree watching results come in:

9 p.m.

CBS News Presidential Projections:
KANSAS - ROMNEY
LOUISIANA - ROMNEY
NEBRASKA - ROMNEY
NORTH DAKOTA - ROMNEY
SOUTH DAKOTA - ROMNEY
WYOMING - ROMNEY
TEXAS - ROMNEY

NEW YORK - OBAMA
MICHIGAN - OBAMA

8:55 p.m.

Preliminary results:
Richard Roundtree (Dem) 31,039 -- 68%
Freddie Sanders (Rep) 14,486 -- 32%

8:45 p.m.

GA Amend. 1: Charter Schools
49% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Yes 182,767 -- 53%
No 165,103 -- 47%

South Carolina Senate, District 26
58% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
Nikki Setzler (Dem / Inc.) 346 50%
Deedee Vaughters (Rep) 345 50%

8:35 p.m.

Here's Richmond County sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders watching results come in:

8:22 p.m.

35% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING:
Lee Anderson (Rep) 20,675 -- 52%
John Barrow (Dem / Inc.) 19,431 -- 48%

8:05 p.m.

12th Congressional District with 21% reporting:
Lee Anderson (Rep) 8,368 -- 54%
John Barrow (Dem / Inc.) 7,266 -- 46%

CBS News Presidential Projections:
ILLINOIS - OBAMA
MASSACHUSETTS - OBAMA
MARYLAND - OBAMA
CONNECTICUT - OBAMA
MAINE - OBAMA
RHODE ISLAND - OBAMA
DELAWARE - OBAMA
WASHINGTON DC - OBAMA
VERMONT - OBAMA

TENNESSEE - ROMNEY
OKLAHOMA - ROMNEY
MISSISSIPPI - ROMNEY
ALABAMA - ROMNEY
GEORGIA - ROMNEY
SOUTH CAROLINA - ROMNEY
WEST VIRGINIA - ROMNEY
INDIANA - ROMNEY
KENTUCKY - ROMNEY

7:35 p.m.

The polls have closed, and some results have started to trickle in.

The AP is reporting Mitt Romney has won West Virginia and Kentucky. President Obama has won Vermont.

6 p.m.

Earlier today, News 12's Sheli Muniz caught up with Lt. Richard Roundtree in the race for Richmond County sheriff. Read more here.

News 12's Chris Thomas caught up with Freddie Sanders, the Republican nominee for sheriff. Read more here.

5 p.m.

News 12's Katie Beasley catches up with 12th Congressional District candidate Lee Anderson as he campaigns along Washington Road.

4 p.m.

News 12 has just learned that North Augusta precincts have had a mix-up with ballots.

People inside the limits should have had received ballot 39, which includes the referendum on Sunday alcohol sales. We are told workers gave out the wrong ballots.

This affects precincts 67, 27 and 25, which potentially affects several thousand voters.

Rep. Roland Smith told News 12's Liz Owens over the phone that it is "inexcusable for something like that to happen."

Cynthia Holland with the Board of Elections says she has no idea how many voters received the wrong ballot and that they are unsure if a special election will have to take place.

Rep. Smith says a decision for another election would most likely come from North Augusta. They also would not likely be financially responsible.

3 p.m.

It might be a chilly and rainy day outside, but that hasn't stopped candidates from getting out and campaigning -- and voters from rocking the vote on this Election Day.

Here's who News 12 has caught up with so far on Election Day:

12th Congressional District John Barrow (D)

Richmond County sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders (R)

Richmond County sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree (D)


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